KARACHI: Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah said that Pakistan will give a befitting response to any aggression against it.
The Naval Chief visited the Chinese Navy Ship Handan during the ongoing bilateral exercise between the Pakistan Navy and the People’s Liberation Army (Navy).
“Pakistan is peace loving country and wants peace and stability in the region, however, any act of aggression will be answered befittingly”, he asserted.
The exercise is being held in Arabian Sea and covers a wide spectrum of maritime and naval operations by ships, helicopters, maritime patrol aircraft, as well as joint boarding operations by Special Forces, Air Defence exercises, communication drills and joint manoeuvers by both navies.
The Naval Chief said that Pak-China friendship is highly valued and the continued cooperation between them has proven to be a source of strength for both the countries.
He expressed that regular conduct of bilateral exercises will further enhance the level of cooperation between the two navies that will contribute towards the regional peace and stability.
Thereafter, Admiral Zakaullah visited Pakistan Navy fleet units and showed satisfaction over their readiness in keeping vigil over area of responsibility.
He also commended their preparedness and resolve to defend the maritime frontiers of the motherland.