Thursday, 27 February 2014 13:17:29
Pakistan Navy fire power demonstration at Arabian Sea
ISLAMABAD, Feb 26 (APP): In an impressive display of naval fire power,
front line combat units of Pakistan Navy Fleet conducted Live Weapon Firing in North Arabian Sea on Wednesday.
Chief of the Naval Staff, Admiral Muhammad Asif Sandila along with
Commander Pakistan Fleet Vice Admiral Khan Hasham Bin Saddique witnessed the
firings onboard PNS NASR.
The demonstration included firing of anti surface missiles from Fast Attack Craft (Missile) and Seaking helicopter.
The missiles successfully engaged the targets thus reasserting the
offensive punch of Pakistan Navy's Fleet.
Operational efficiency of surface and aerial attack capability ushers in a new era and a quantum increase in combat potential of Pakistan Navy.
According to Pakistan Navy here, Admiral Muhammad Asif Sandila expressed his satisfaction on the combat readiness of PN Fleet and appreciated display of professionalism by the participating squadrons.
He praised the Fleet's personnel for their commitment and hard work to
protect the maritime interests of Pakistan.
He further said that while all out efforts are being made to enhance
Pakistan Navy's combat potential, dedicated and sustained efforts are needed to fully operationalize existing system in PN's inventory.
The CNS stated that in the prevalent volatile environment, a continuous credible deterrence at sea is vital not only for maritime security but also for economic security of Pakistan.