Hope ban on emoticons is only on the War Drums dhaga, hain? You have to recognize how funny Paki Brigadier-Jarnails can be. My fear is that this WAS the full Retaliation:
Look look we stepped across The Line and they couldn't do anything. NaNaNaNa Na Na!
Recognize that this was a brave mission to collect vital data, and it must have caused severe tummy upsets in Pindi. Many happy returns, Pakis. It's going to be like this every night from now on: sirens going off at midnight, 1AM, 2AM, 3AM, 4AM. Scramble, race for the planes, sit there, wait for the All Clear. Or the missiles and bombs.
Reminds me of the old story:
The old man was stooping and weak as he swept the floors and cleaned the latrine at the PAF Aphsars' Mess. I asked him how long he had worked there.
"Young man, I was once young like you: a Pilot Officer in the Pakistan Air Fauj, proud pilot of an F104 Starfighter supersonic jet."
Really? What happened?
We were stationed across the LOC. Every night the Air Raid sirens would go off. We would have to get out of bed and scramble, race for the planes, get in, do the check list, start the engines. Then the All Clear would sound, and we would shut down, and go back to bed. An hour later, the same.
We were all looking haggard from lack of sleep. Then one day I had a brilliant idea. A Pathan tradesman brought a monkey, and I bought it off him. My colleagues all bought goats, we won't go into that, no pun intended.
I trained the monkey, offering bananas and Rooh Afza, an occasional sip of Zam Zam Cola. Eventually he got it right.
When the sirens sounded, he would race for my plane, hop on board, put on the helmet, start the engine. When the All Clear sounded, he would shut off, come back to bed for his bananas. Repeat every hour. I started sleeping soundly.
Soon I was getting compliments on my sharp appearance, looking refreshed despite our squadron's terrible sleep-deprived routine. Everything was going fine.
Then what happened?
One night the Indians came.
Yes, and so I was demoted to Permanent Latrine Orderly.
And what became of the monkey?
Shh!!! Haven't you seen PAF Air Marshal ***** Khan?