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February 13, 2020

Naval exercise SEASPARK-20 inaugurated

Karachi

February 13, 2020

The opening ceremony of the Pakistan Navy’s major maritime exercise SEASPARK-20 was held in Karachi.

A spokesman for the Pakistan Navy said the biennial exercise is aimed at assessing war-preparedness and validating operational plans of the navy by taking cognisance of emerging regional and global challenges. Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi graced the occasion as the chief guest.

In the opening remarks, the deputy chief of naval staff (operations) presented the overview of the exercise followed by a presentation of operational plans by the force commanders. The deputy chief affirmed that the Pakistan Navy was fully committed to protecting the national maritime interests during peace and war times.

He emphasised that the exercise SEASPARK-20 would provide an impetus to Pakistan’s resolve of maintaining peace and stability by promoting safe and sustainable maritime environment in the region. The exercise SEASPARK-20 will be conducted in the Arabian Sea along the Pakistani coast from Jiwani to Sir Creek. All naval platforms, special forces and Pak Marines detachments along other representatives of the Pakistan Maritime Security Agency (PMSA), Pak Army and Pakistan Air Force would participate in the exercise.