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"Attempts to make us invincible macho look unnatural" - retired Indian Air Force officer on the celebration of the anniversary of the strike on Balakot

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"Attempts to make us invincible macho look unnatural" - retired Indian Air Force officer on the celebration of the anniversary of the strike on Balakot

Retired Indian officers discuss the country's festive events over the weekend, which related to the "anniversary of the victory in Balakot." We are talking about the events 2 years ago, when first Indian Air Force planes attacked Pakistani territory, indicating that a terrorist camp in Balakot was attacked, and then the Pakistani Air Force tried to conduct an operation over Indian territory. Then India lost the MiG-21, whose pilot ejected and was captured. Also among the losses is one of the Indian Air Force helicopters. In New Delhi, they said that the F-16 of the Pakistani Air Force was also shot down, which Pakistan itself continues to deny.


The Wire provides the opinion of a retired Indian Air Force colonel (not named). The officer says that the pompous events to celebrate those events "look meaningless and even unjustified, as today difficult negotiations with Pakistan continue, aimed at de-escalation in bilateral relations."

From the material:

We are celebrating the attack on Balakot, but this will only intensify the contradictions between our powers, which possess nuclear weapons.

The material also cites other statements by retired officers of the Indian Armed Forces, who, as it turned out, are not at all thrilled that the authorities have decided to celebrate the events of 2019.

From Indian columnist Rahul Bedi, citing an unnamed retired Indian Air Force Lieutenant Colonel:

We know about the success in Balakot. But there is no need to exalt oneself so publicly. It would be better if the enemy underestimated us.

The officer continued:

We must be soft, but we must have a club in our hands. And all these attempts to portray us as invincible macho look unnatural.

The material also notes that there are those who generally question the effectiveness of strikes on Balakot. Indeed, the network has repeatedly published photos showing that the funnels from the use aviation ammunition is located mainly 150-200 m from the infrastructure that was designated as the infrastructure of the militants on Pakistani territory. However, the Indian command asserted then and still maintains that the operation was successful.
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  1. Mavrikiy
    Mavrikiy 3 March 2021 06: 56
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    "Attempts to make us invincible macho look unnatural" - retired Indian Air Force officer on the celebration of the anniversary of the strike on Balakot
    Who is not macho, he ..... you know. All macho India, USA, PRC, RF, Sumeria, NATA .... request
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    2. Insurgent
      Insurgent 3 March 2021 07: 37
      +1
      Quote: Mavrikiy
      Who is not macho, he ..... you know.


      Who? lol repeat

      1. Mitroha
        Mitroha 3 March 2021 08: 06
        +2
        Retired easier to cut the truth to the uterus. That is why we hear reasonable things more often from retirees and all kinds of "ex"
      2. Free wind
        Free wind 3 March 2021 08: 14
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        Man Morally Omitted? Have you guessed? laughing
  2. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 3 March 2021 09: 40
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    So I didn't understand what they were celebrating - an air strike on a neighboring state or the loss of their plane and helicopter? Interestingly, the tanks, like the elephants, were decorated? Was there a fireworks?
  3. kit88
    kit88 3 March 2021 13: 00
    +7
    It would be better if the enemy underestimated us.

    Quite a controversial proposition.
    Indeed, in this case, the enemy may be tempted to start hostilities.
    1. yehat2
      yehat2 3 March 2021 15: 28
      +1
      the temptation arises if the difference in power is great.
      if there is an approximate equality, then there is no temptation to attack