ISLAMABAD, Sep 7 (APP): Air Force Day observed here on September 7, (Thursday) with traditional zeal and dignity across the country to commemorate the heroics of Pakistan Air Force (PAF) in the war of 1965 against India. Pakistan Air Force celebrated September 7, as the PAF Day in commemoration of the PAF’s role in defending the country and remembering its martyrs of the 1965 war. Air shows and other programmes marked the Pakistan Air Force’s role in defending the nation in the Indo-Pakistani War of 1965.
The entire nation celebrated the Air Force Day with traditional zeal by paying tributes to the brave Pakistan Air Force officers who laid down their lives in defense of the territorial sovereignty of the country. A special prayer held for eternal peace of the martyrs while tribute messages read out to the brave troops of the Air Force. The national flag hoisted and all ranks in the Pakistan Air Force troops also performed the salutation ritual. Wreath laying ceremonies held at the graves of those air force officers who were awarded Pakistan’s top military honour, the Nishan-E-Haider and also at the graves of others who embraced martyrdom. It is worth mentioning here that the Air Force Day celebrated in Pakistan as a national day on September 7, one day after the annual celebration of the Defence Day.