Pakistan Navy’s annual maritime exercise SEASPARK-12 began on Monday.
The 2012 edition of SEASPARK – a permanent feature of Pakistan Navy’s operational calendar – will be conducted in the general area North Arabian Sea.
“The main objective of the exercise is to assess the operational readiness and to provide an opportunity to the officers and men to operate under multi-threat environment and exercise responses accordingly,” says a press release issued by the Directorate of Public Relations (Navy).
The exercise planning is based on manifestation of the naval chief’s strategic priorities of “Operational Readiness and Training”.
All operational ships, submarines, aircraft, Marines, Special Forces and establishments will participate to cover the entire gamut of naval operations. Special emphasis is being laid to have the professional skills to deal with both traditional and non-traditional threats.
The opening brief of the exercise was held Monday morning at PN Dockyard which was attended by Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Mohammad Asif Sandila. Force commanders presented their plans during the brief.
Published in The Express Tribune, September 18th, 2012.