Defence Day pictures that will leave you feeling patriotic

Published: September 6, 2015
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Rangers march during celebrations to mark the country s Defence Day in Lahore on September 6, 2015. PHOTO: AFP

Rangers march during celebrations to mark the country s Defence Day in Lahore on September 6, 2015. PHOTO: AFP

Rangers march during celebrations to mark the country s Defence Day in Lahore on September 6, 2015. PHOTO: AFP Pakistan Air Force cadets march next to the mausoleum of Mohammad Ali Jinnah to mark the country s Defence Day in Karachi on September 6, 2015. PHOTO: AFP

The golden jubilee of Pakistan Defence Day was celebrated with great fervour in memory of the 1965 war heroes who defended the motherland.

Celebrations for Defence Day started with a 31-gun salute in the federal capital and 21-gun salute in provincial capitals.

In Karachi, the day started with the change of guard ceremony at Quaid-e-Azam’s mausoleum where contingents of cadets of PAF assumed charge.

Here are some pictures from the ceremony at Quaid-e-Azam’s mausoleum:

Members of Pakistan’s air force march past the mausoleum of Muhammad Ali Jinnah during Defence Day ceremonies in Karachi, Pakistan, September 6, 2015. PHOTO: REUTERS

Special demonstration by Pakistan Navy SSG and Pak Marines at Sea View, Karachi in connection with golden jubilee celebrations of Defence Day. PHOTO: PAKISTAN NAVY

Pakistan Air Force women cadets march next to the mausoleum of Mohammad Ali Jinnah to mark the country s Defence Day in Karachi on September 6, 2015. PHOTO: AFP

Read: 23 must-see photos from 1965 war

Troops take part in a drill during celebrations to mark the country s Defence Day in Lahore on September 6, 2015. PHOTO: AFP

Air Vice Marshal Aasim Zaheer (3rd R), Air Officer Commanding, Pakistan Air Force, walks with officers to lay a wreath at the mausoleum of Muhammad Ali Jinnah during Defence Day ceremonies in Karachi, Pakistan, September 6, 2015. PHOTO: REUTERS

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PHOTO: AFP

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A glimpse of the Pakistan Navy’s parade during a special ceremony held at PNS KARSAZ on September 6, 2015. PHOTO: PAKISTAN NAVY

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PHOTO: REUTERS

Special demonstration by Pakistan Navy SSG and Pak Marines at Sea View, Karachi in connection with golden jubilee celebrations of Defence Day. PHOTO: PAKISTAN NAVY

PHOTO: AFP

Jets perform during the celebrations to mark the Defence Day at the Nur Khan military airbase in Islamabad on September 6, 2015. PHOTO: AFP

A large number of people watch a F-16 fighter jet perform during the celebrations to mark the Defence Day at the Nur Khan military airbase in Islamabad on September 6, 2015. PHOTO: AFP

A F-16 fighter jet performs during the celebrations to mark the Defence Day at the Nur Khan military airbase in Islamabad on September 6, 2015. PHOTO: AFP

Jets perform during the celebrations to mark the Defence Day in Islamabad on September 6, 2015. PHOTO: AFP

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif offering fateha at the monument of Major Raja Aziz Bhatti Shaheed Nishan-e-Haider at the bank of BRB Canal near Barki Road on September 06, 2015. PHOTO: INP

General Officer Commanding Major General Fida Hussain Malik along with family members of Major Shabbir Sharif Shaheed, Nishan-e-Haider, offering fateha at his grave at Miani Sahib graveyard on September 06, 2015. PHOTO: INP

Pakistan’s JF-17 Thunder fighter jet performs during a ceremony marking the Defence Day in Islamabad on September 6, 2015. PHOTO: REUTERS

A F-16 fighter jet performs during a ceremony marking the Defence Day in Islamabad on September 6, 2015. PHOTO: REUTERS

A F-16 fighter jet performs during a ceremony marking the Defence Day in Islamabad on September 6, 2015. PHOTO: REUTERS

Spectators watch a performance by jets during a ceremony marking the Defence Day in Islamabad on September 6, 2015. PHOTO: REUTERS

Paratroopers perform during a ceremony marking the Defence Day in Islamabad on September 6, 2015. PHOTO: REUTERS

Students of Army Public School (APS), which was attacked by Taliban gunmen in 2014, hold national flags as they take part in a ceremony marking Pakistan Defence Day in Peshawar, Pakistan, September 6, 2015. PHOTO: REUTERS

Women take a selfie while visiting an exhibition organised by the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) in Peshawar, Pakistan, September 6, 2015. PHOTO: REUTERS

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Reader Comments (7)

  • Malatesh
    Sep 6, 2015 - 7:25PM

    Nice pictures, I congratulate Pakistan army for the greate ‘victory’ against my country in 1965. Very brave army… One of the best army in the world ‘fighting’ with terrorists from past decade without any conclusion.Recommend

  • PONKA
    Sep 6, 2015 - 8:05PM

    @Malatesh:
    Care to tell us how many years US & NATO combined 50 times the technology of Pakistan Army wasted in Iraq & Afghanistan? And Israel in Palestine?Recommend

  • Ashok
    Sep 6, 2015 - 10:48PM

    Great!Recommend

  • Maximus
    Sep 7, 2015 - 3:45AM

    Oh look what I found. Another butt hurt endian. Get a life guys and stop stalking everything about Pakistan. i am sure you your websites to go to.Recommend

  • PakSal
    Sep 7, 2015 - 6:03AM

    @Malatesh:
    Nice try LOL … for how many years your brave “trained” “battle ready” “heavily armed” army is sitting in Occupied Kashmir? Forever. Any results? None. Will there be any results? No. LOLRecommend

  • Malatesh
    Sep 7, 2015 - 11:45AM

    @PakSal:
    Our army is deployed to protect Kashmiris from infiltrators but not to attack anyone. Recommend

  • sana-1
    Sep 8, 2015 - 2:16AM

    Kia yaar…on every news website of ours i have to see these endians!

    BTW nice pictures tribune.. this 6 septmeber had its own joy, thanks to Raheel Sharif :)Recommend

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