Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad Asif Sandila has said that complex geo-strategic situation of the region demands high state of preparedness.
He was speaking to the 2012 edition of the annual Pakistan Maritime Exercise Sea Spark, which was concluded with the debrief session held at PNS- Jauhar Tuesday .
Chief of the Naval Staff said that the exercise was well utilized to validate PN concept of security, counter piracy plan, utilization of ships, submarines, aircraft and other components, employment of PAF AEW aircraft in support of maritime ops and integration of Z9-EC helicopters to PN Fleet.
He said that the effective ground based air defence and successful firing of surface to air missiles and radar controlled guns are a source of satisfaction. He expressed his satisfaction on successful conduct of Exercise Sea Spark 2012.
The Sea Spark Exercise, being a permanent feature of Pakistan Navy’s operational calendar, was conducted with the main objective to assess the operational readiness and provide an opportunity to the Officers & Men to operate under multi-threat environment and exercise responses accordingly.
The Exercise planning was based on manifestation of Chief of the Naval Staff’s declared strategic priorities of “Ops Readiness and Training”. All operational Ships, Submarines, Aircraft, Marines, Special Forces and Establishments, which also included elements/supporting units from Pakistan Army & PAF, participated to cover the entire gamut of Naval Operations.
Officer Conducting Exercise (OCE) and Deputy Chief of the Naval Staff Operations, Rear Admiral Hasham Bin Siddique, presented the Analysis of the tactical actions followed by each Force and concurrently gave recommendations to further improve the Responses accordingly.