KARACHI: Naval Chief Admiral Zakaullah Sunday said Pakistan would give a befitting response to any adventurism against it. He was speaking during inspection of Pak-China naval exercises in the sea near Karachi.
The Naval Chief said that Pak-China friendship is highly valued and the continued cooperation between them has proven to be a source of strength for both the countries.
Thereafter, Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah visited PN Fleet Units and showed satisfaction over their readiness in keeping vigil over the PN area of responsibility. During interaction with officers and men onboard, the Admiral commended their moral, preparedness and resolve to defend the maritime frontiers of the motherland. “Pakistan is peace loving country and wants peace and stability in the region, however, any act of aggression will be answered befittingly”, he asserted.
Commander Pakistan Fleet, Vice Admiral Syed Arifullah Hussaini aslo accompanied the CNS during the visit. During his visit onboard, the Naval Chief interacted with the PLA(N) ship’s crew and appreciated their operational competence. The Admiral expressed his satisfaction over the regular visits of PLA(N) ships and conduct of bilateral exercises between the two navies.
The exercise is being held in Arabian Sea between the two brotherly navies and covers wide spectrum of maritime and naval operations by ships, helicopters, Maritime Patrol Aircraft, Joint boarding operations by Special Forces, Air Defence exercises, communication drills and joint manoeuvers by ships from both navies.