Pakistan Navy’s exercise Shamsheer e Behr VI concludes; PM attends ceremony

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KARACHI, Aug 19 (APP): Pakistan Navy’s biennial war games
Shamsheer e Behr VI concluded here Friday aimed at trying
out various concepts, which are then validated in subsequent naval field exercise before being incorporated into naval strategy.

Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif was the chief guest at the ceremony. He was received by Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah on his arrival, said an ISPR press release.

In his welcome address, Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah apprised the Prime Minister about the readiness of Pakistan Navy to protect the country’s maritime interests’ and to meet the conventional and sub conventional threats in the maritime domain.

The Naval Chief apprised the chief guest on the importance of war games in naval operational planning process and said that it is incumbent upon us to analyze its impact on future naval operations, develop responses and build capacity commensurate with the future needs.

Admiral Zakaullah said that in the wake of post
operationalization of CPEC and Gwadar Port, Pakistan’s maritime surroundings will witness profound changes with tremendous increase in shipping activities and development of maritime economy. However, cognizant of future security challenges and threats being posed by adversaries, Pakistan Navy is taking all necessary steps to thwart the threats in the maritime domain.

The Deputy Chief of the Naval Staff (Operations) Vice Admiral Zafar Mehmood Abbasi also presented analysis of the war game and as a consequence made certain recommendations.

Shamsheer e Behr is a tri service event with representation
from relevant ministries. The exercise is conducted to try out various concepts which are then validated in subsequent naval field exercise before being incorporated into naval strategy.

The debrief of the exercise was attended by a large number of federal ministers, secretaries, government officials and officers from three services.