ISLAMABAD: Naval Chief Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi on Thursday said Pakistan Navy was fully capable and prepared to respond to any misadventure by the enemy.
He was addressing the concluding ceremony of Pakistan Navy’s war exercises ‘Shamsheer-e-Behr and Tarseel-e-Behr’ in Karachi.
The naval chief said the geographical and political environment in the region had become much complicated after India’s illegal annexation of the occupied Jammu and Kashmir.
He said India’s jingoistic attitude had posed serious threat to peace in the region. He said war exercises carried special significance in improvement of operational preparedness of the military.
Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi expressed satisfaction over successful holding of the war games and the proposals.
He thanked the Army, Air Force and representatives of other ministries for fully participating in the exercises.
On Sept 17, a week-long multinational military exercise ‘TSENTR’ [Centre] 2019 under the ambit of Shanghai Cooperation Organization started at Donguz in Russia.
According to the media wing of the armed forces, the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), apart from host Russia, military contingents from all SCO member states including Pakistan were taking part in this international exercise.
The opening ceremony was attended by senior military officials of all the participating countries.
The exercise ‘Centre’ aims at evolving drills of the participating armies in the fight against international terrorism ensuring security and stability in the region.