Security environment poses challenge for Pak Navy: Naval Chief
KARACHI: Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad Afzal Tahir said "Current security environment in the region has posed new challenge for Pakistan Navy. Notwithstanding, Pakistan government's unprecedented peace initiative with India, coupled with confidence measure, we cannot afford to become complacent and must maintain a high state of operational preparedness as only a credible deterrence can guarantee sustained peace."
He said this while addressing 84th Commissioning Parade of Pakistan Navy officers held at Pakistan Naval Academy here on Friday.
Admiral Tahir further said that our peacetime role of maritime policing, benign operations and diplomatic undertakings has increased manifold.
" We are the only regional navy which is a part of the Coalition Maritime Forces operating in the Arabian Sea against terrorism and maritime crimes", he added.
Construction of Agosta 90 B submarines with french collaboration and the recent deal of F-22 P Frigates of Transfer of Technology basis from China, would certainly enhance its shipbuilding capability and strengthen its offensive punch, he added.