Naval chief says anti-Pakistan elements want to disturb peace in country
KARACHI: Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi on Saturday said certain anti-Pakistan players sought to disturb peace in the country.
“Today Pakistan is facing myriad of security challenges on internal and external fronts. On internal front, certain anti Pakistan players seek to disturb peace and harmony in our country.
“Armed Forces of Pakistan are at the forefront of the national resolve of eradicating such elements from the country. Pakistan Navy is also playing its due role as part of ‘Operation Radd-ul-Fassad’ in collaboration with Pakistan Army, PAF and other Law Enforcement Agencies,” he said in a message on Pakistan Navy Day, which is being oberved today to pay tributes to the Ghazis and war heroes whose sacrifices and gallant acts instilled a renewed spirit in the nation.
The Naval chief said September 8, the Navy Day, was reminiscent of a glorious chapter in the nation’s history when unmatched courage and unwavering commitment of men in whites quashed the pipe dreams and misplaced ambitions of our adversary.
Pakistan Navy through a bold and daring Operation Somnath attacked Indian Radar Station at Dwarka; and right at the onset of the war gained psychological ascendancy and subsequently a single prowling submarine, PNS/M GHAZI maintained unchallenged superiority at sea throughout the war, he said.
“This effectively led to the might of the Indian Fleet including their Aircraft Carrier being confined inside the harbours,” he added
Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi said prevalent international environment continued to be dynamic and in a state of flux. Pakistan Navy, through its initiatives and diverse engagements with regional and extra regional navies had emerged as a key player in the region’s collaborative maritime security paradigm, he said.
“In order to pursue national interests with strategic autonomy, Pakistan Navy has instituted Regional Maritime Security Patrols in the IOR, in line with UN Resolutions and UN Charter on Law of the Seas (UNCLOS) with an aim to maintain a robust security posture in critical maritime areas and choke points of the IOR,” he said.
Our geo-strategic location, at the cross-road of world energy routes offers us a unique opportunity to achieve socio-economic affluence by initiating economic activities in the maritime domain.