16 Jul 2018

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Naval initiative aimed at maintaining robust security posture : Admiral Zafar

Chief of the Naval Staff, Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi Address at 109th Midshipmen and 18the Short Service Commission (SSC) Course Commissioning Parade

Chief of the Naval Staff, Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi, while addressing the 109th Midshipmen and 18th Short Service Commission (SSC) Course Commissioning Parade held at Pakistan Naval Academy PNS RAHBAR, mentioned the strategic shift from erstwhile participation of Pakistan Navy in the Combined Task Forces 150 and 151 under the auspices of Combined Maritime Forces to Regional Maritime Security Patrols. Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi said that in order to pursue our national interests with strategic autonomy, we have now decided to institute Regional Maritime Security Patrols, independently, in the Indian Ocean Region in line with the UN Resolutions and UN Convention on Law of the Sea. The initiative is aimed at maintaining robust security posture in the critical sea areas and choke points in the Indian Ocean Region for protection of national and international shipping against the threats of maritime terrorism, piracy, narco-arms smuggling and human trafficking.

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Chief of the Naval Staff, Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi, while addressing the 109th Midshipmen and 18th Short Service Commission (SSC) Course Commissioning Parade held at Pakistan Naval Academy PNS RAHBAR, mentioned the strategic shift from erstwhile participation of Pakistan Navy in the Combined Task Forces 150 and 151 under the auspices of Combined Maritime Forces to Regional Maritime Security Patrols.

Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi said that in order to pursue our national interests with strategic autonomy, we have now decided to institute Regional Maritime Security Patrols, independently, in the Indian Ocean Region in line with the UN Resolutions and UN Convention on Law of the Sea.

The initiative is aimed at maintaining robust security posture in the critical sea areas and choke points in the Indian Ocean Region for protection of national and international shipping against the threats of maritime terrorism, piracy, narco-arms smuggling and human trafficking.

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