Chief of the Naval Staff Vice Admiral Kaleem Shaukat has said that Pakistan Navy would give a befitting response to any misadventure.
He made the remarks at the debrief session of Pakistan Navy’s Operational Exercise RIBAT-2019 at Pakistan Navy Tactical School in Karachi where he was the chief guest.
Speaking at the occasion, Vice Admiral Kaleem Shaukat while expressing satisfaction on the combat readiness of Pakistan Navy fighting units. “Joint operational exercises are the essence of today’s modern warfare which afford desired level of training to undertake defence of the motherland” he said. During his interaction with the officers, he appreciated their morale, level of preparedness and resolve to defend maritime frontiers of the country.
“Pakistan is a peace-loving country and wants peace and prosperity in the region; however, any act of aggression or misadventure will receive a befitting response” he emphasized.
“Pakistan Navy is fully capable to counter any act of aggression by the adversary.”
He also appreciated the efforts put in by the exercise participants for practically manifesting war-fighting plans in the North Arabian Sea.
Pakistan Navy’s platforms and personnel remain vigilant and combat-ready to guard the sea frontiers and defending Pakistan’s maritime interests. Pakistan Navy will continue to hone skills of its personnel through conduct of such joint exercises in sync with other services in the future.
RIBAT series of exercises are focused on validating Pakistan Navy’s warfighting concepts under evolving multi-faceted threats, ranging from conventional to Grey-Hybrid warfare. In this regard, during RIBAT-2019, special emphasis was laid to manifest war plans of Pakistan Navy in sync with Pakistan Air Force to achieve higher level of synergy between the two sister services.