Pakistani Twitter celebrates fantastic cup of tea

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Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman

The celebration ceremony of Surprise Day was held at the PAF Headquarters Islamabad and aired across all media channels And even though it has been two years since the Balakot airstrike occurred, Twitter are still not over the ‘Swift Retort’ and have a lot to share with their loving neighbours, including some tea is fantastic.

For the unversed, the possibility of which is rare, Pakistan shot down two Indian aircrafts violating its airspace on 27 feb 2019, capturing one pilot Abhinandan . The incident not only improved Pakistan’s reputation globally but also unearthed a trove of memes surrounding a video released by the Pakistani military, featuring Abhinandan. In the video, Abhinandan acknowledged how well he had been treated by our military and assured his Indian co-pilots that our “tea is fantastic.”

He says, “I’d like to put this on record: I will not change my statement even when I go back to my country. The officers of the Pakistan Army have looked after me very well, starting from the captain who rescued me from the mob, from the soldiers, and thereafter, the officers of the unit I was taken to. I would expect my army to behave in the same way. And I’m very impressed with the Pakistan Army.”

Following this, an officer probes, “I hope you like the tea?” to which Abhinandan replies, “The tea is fantastic, thank you.”