Chief of Naval Staff visits ‘SEASPARK 12’


Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral Mohammad Asif Sandila, on Sunday, undertook a day-long operational visit of the fleet units engaged In Pakistan Navy Exercise SEASPARK-12.
Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Tahir Rafiq Butt, also joined the Naval Chief onboard PN Ship NASR to witness Naval Operations at sea.
The Chief of the Naval Staff and Air Chief expressed their satisfaction on seamless integration and information fusion between Pakistan Navy and Pakistan Air Force which has been demonstrated during the Exercise Seaspark and led to synergetic bi-service force application.
The Chief of the Air Staff also witnessed Pakistan Navy’s Fire Power Demonstration and reviewed the fleet display during his stay onboard PNS NASR.
Admiral Mohammad Asif Sandila during stay at sea onboard PN Ship, oversaw 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.
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 them to leave no stone unturned in achieving professional excellence which has always remained the hallmark of Pakistan Navy.
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 and to demonstrate synergy with the sister services in conduct of Joint Operations at Sea and on Land, in order to evolve strategies or employment and development of combat potential. The Exercise will conclude around mid Oct with conduct of final de-brief, said the press release issued by public relations department of Pakistan Navy.