ISLAMABAD (APP) - The 43rd Defence day of Pakistan was celebrated throughout the country with renewed pledge, commitment and resolve to defend the ideological and geographical boundaries of the country from any aggression in line with the spirit and unity exhibited by the whole nation by standing shoulder to shoulder with defenders of the motherland in September 1965. In connection with the Day, a ceremony was held at the Airbase Chaklala here on Saturday. Main event of the ceremony was Defence Static exhibition in which, Defence equipment were displayed and aerial demonstration of F-16 fighter aircraft was also held. Air Vice Marshal Faiz Amir, Air Officer Commanding Northern Air Command was the chief guest on the occasion. Besides airbase officers, JCOs, airmen; people belonging to various walks of life including school children attended the ceremony with great zeal. Despite the Holy month of Ramazan, the pubic and school children evinced keen interest and enthusiasm and turned out in great number to Chaklala Airbase to celebrate the Defence day of the country in a befitting manner. Children of Fizaia Inter College Chaklala and Fizaia Inter College Jinnah Camp presented national songs and received great applause from the people. The acrobats of F-16 fighter aircraft were another main event of the celebrations in which the pilot of Pakistan Air Force exhibited his expertise and capability and received applause from the people. Speaking on the occasion, Air Marshal Faiz Amir said that while the nation stood like a rock at this critical time in history, its sons in uniform-soldiers, sailors and airmen wrote with their blood the golden chapters of national history. They fought with courage, valour, dedication, determination and exceptional professionalism and set the highest standards of commitment, honour and bravery, he said. He said that Pakistan Air Force fought aggressively and remained on offensive throughout the 17 days war. After gaining air superiority in the first four days of the war it provided support to land operations from Kashmir in the north to Rajastan in the south, he added. He said that our officers, JCOs, airmen and civilians set the highest standards of commitment, honour and bravery. He presented salute to Sqn Ldr Sarfraz Rafiqui, Sqn Ldr M M Alam, Sqn Ldr Syed Sajjad Hyder, Flt.Lt Cecil Chaudhry, Flt.Lt Imtiaz Bhatti and all those set the finest of our tradition in sacrifice and professionalism. Air Vice Marshal Faiz Amir said that the Defence Day of Pakistan is celebrated with the same spirit and fervour as it was shown in the 1965 war by our nation and armed forces of Pakistan. We are celebrating it to pay homage to those who sacrificed their lives for cause of the country, he said and adding that it is the day to renew the pledge to inculcate the spirit among the young generation.