Karachi, Opening Brief of Pakistan Navy’s Major Maritime Exercise Seaspark-18 was held at Karachi which was graced by the Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi as the Chief Guest. The exercise is conducted biennially in order to assess war preparedness and validate operational plans of Pakistan Navy taking cognizance of emerging regional and global challenges.
The Exercise spanning over two months will be conducted in Arabian Sea all along Pakistan Coast from Jiwani to Sir Creek. Pak Army, PAF and representatives of Ministry of Defense, Foreign Affairs, Interior and Finance are also participating in the exercise. During the Opening Brief, Deputy Chief of the Naval Staff (Operations) presented the overview of the exercise which was followed by presentation of operational plans by the Force Commanders.
All operational units of Pakistan Navy including ships, submarines, aircraft, UAVs, Special Forces and Pak Marines along with elements of Pakistan Maritime Security Agency (PMSA), Pak Army and Pakistan Air Force are participating in the exercise.
Pakistan Navy is combat ready and fully committed to protect national maritime interests during peace and war. The exercise Seaspark-18 would therefore, provide impetus to Pakistan’s resolve of maintaining peace, security and stability in the region.