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