To strengthen the defence of GwadarPort and to enhance the security of vital assets and installations along the western coast, the Pakistan Navy has achieved a significant milestone by commissioning the 3rd Pak Marines Battalion.
The commissioning ceremony was held in Gwadar on Thursday. Vice Chief of Naval Staff Vice Admiral Muhammad Shafiq was the chief guest.
Addressing the ceremony, the chief guest said the country was currently facing internal and external threats, which made security the main concern.
He said Pak Marines always remained steadfast and proved their mettle whenever the nation called for. “Be defence of border in creek areas, air defence of PN assets, security of sensitive areas, aid to civil power during natural disasters or countering cowardly acts of terrorism, the Pak Marines have always lived up to the expectations of the nation,” he added.
Shafiq said the Pakistan Navy was making all out efforts to equip the Pak Marines with modern weapons and was also focusing on their professional training in line with the modern-day requirements.