Naval chief visits fleet units

Admiral Mohammad Asif Sandila
Naval chief visits fleet units

KARACHI: Chief of the Naval Staff, Admiral Mohammad Asif Sandila, undertook a day-long operational visit to the fleet units engaged in Pakistan Navy Exercise SEASPARK-12.

During the visit, the Naval Chief witnessed Convoy Escorting under multi-threat scenario, Defensive Counter Air Operations involving Airborne Early Warning (AEW) Aircraft, Combat Air Patrol (CAP) Operations by PAF aircraft in PN support, Air Defense Exercises besides other hardcore naval maneuvers.

The admiral was briefed on conduct of the exercise. Naval Chief expressed his satisfaction over conduct of the exercise and hoped it would hone the professional acumen of Pakistan Navy officers and men. He particularly lauded seamless integration and information fusion between Pakistan Navy and Pakistan Air Force during the conduct of Anti Surface Vessel Operations, which led to synergetic bi-service force application.

While interacting with officers and men on the occasion he underlined the importance of maintaining guard in view of prevailing security environment. He urged upon all to leave no stone unturned in achieving professional excellence, which has always remained the hallmark of Pakistan Navy. His visit culminated with a ‘High Speed Fleet Review’. Exercise SEASPARK-2012 being held after three years is the biggest naval exercise aimed to gauge/evaluate war preparedness of Pakistan Navy through conduct of battle-like situation in real time. – Dailytimes