ISLAMABAD : Expressing confidence over combat readiness and significant contributions of Pakistan Navy in maritime domain, Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi has emphasised on strengthening maritime security to effectively respond to any aggression against Pakistan.The Chief of Naval Staff said this while chairing the Pakistan Navy’s Command and Staff Conference here on Wednesday. The naval chief lauded the initiatives undertaken towards capability development through acquisition of emerging technologies. He also appreciated the field commanders for the ongoing relief operation undertaken in support of aggrieved populace in flood- ridden areas of Sindh.
Matters related to geo-strategic environment, national security, operational preparedness, training and welfare of troops were reviewed. Comprehensive briefings on diverse developmental projects of the Pakistan Navy were also given to the Chief of the Naval Staff. While reviewing the continued deteriorated security situation in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu & Kashmir (IIoJ&K), the forum reaffirmed the support for the just and rightful struggle of Kashmiris. The field commanders participated in the conference through video teleconference from respective Field Headquarters.Command & Staff Conference is the apex decision making body of Pakistan Navy in which Chief of the Naval Staff along with all chiefs of staff, principal staff officers and field commanders undertake review of Pakistan Navy’s policies and plans.