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Navy conducts coastal security exercise ‘Tahaffuz-e-Sahil’

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KARACHI: Pakistan Navy conducted coastal security exercise, codenamed ‘Tahaffuz-e-Sahil’, at Karachi Port Complex on Tuesday to check the efficacy of security mechanism in place at Karachi port and associated infrastructure against any Maritime terrorist threat, said the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR).

Special Operations Forces (SOF), Pak Marines, Pakistan Navy Ships, Helicopters, Pakistan Maritime Security Agency (PMSA) and LEAs participated in the exercise, said the ISPR in a statement.

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A high degree of professionalism and coordination was displayed by various segments of Pakistan Navy, LEAs and other organizations so as to practice and boost the security of this highly important commercial hub of the country, it read.

In order to validate plans for defence and security of coastal bases, Pakistan Navy regularly holds such exercises all along the coast with special focus on Gwadar Port.

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These exercises are aimed to ensure security of the maritime domain which has a crucial linkage with the upcoming developments related to China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project and other economic activities in our maritime region, read the statement.

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