ISLAMABAD: The French navy has handed over command of Multinational Combined Task Force 150 to Pakistan Navy at a formal and impressive change of command ceremony held at HQ US NAVCENT, Bahrain.
Combined Task Force 150 is one of three Task Forces within the ambit of Combined Maritime Forces (CMF). Combined Task Force is a Multinational Coalition for Counter Terrorism Operations at sea in support of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF).
Its mission is to promote Maritime Security in order to counter terrorist acts and related illegal activities at sea. Pakistan Navy has been entrusted command of CTF 150 for the eighth time which is a manifestation of the trust and respect enjoyed by Pakistan Navy among the coalition partners.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 1st, 2015.