ISLAMABAD: Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah and Chief of Air Staff, Pakistan Air Force (PAF) Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman on Monday witnessed the ongoing exercise "Sea Spark."

Both the Chiefs flew by the Karakorum Eagle-03 AWACS aircraft for a surveillance mission. After observing the exercise from the air both the chiefs went on board Pakistan Navy (PN) ship to witness the ongoing activities at sea.

While interacting with the participating crew, both the Chiefs expressed satisfaction over the professionalism and synergy between Pakistan Navy and PAF.

Exercise Sea Spark has provided an opportunity to validate the joint war fighting concepts.

Chief of Naval Staff appreciated the professional commitment, joint operations and the combat potential of AWACS in maritime operational environment and said, this exercise has given exposure to the Air and Naval crews in near realistic environment.

Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Zakaullah along with Chief of Air Staff Sohail Aman reviewing operational activities out at sea during Exercise Sea Spark 2015. — APP
Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Zakaullah along with Chief of Air Staff Sohail Aman reviewing operational activities out at sea during Exercise Sea Spark 2015. — APP
Air Force Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Sohail 
Aman and Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah witnessing the Exercise Sea 
Spark onboard KE-03 AWACS. — PPI
Air Force Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman and Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah witnessing the Exercise Sea Spark onboard KE-03 AWACS. — PPI
Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Zakaullah along with Chief of Air Staff Sohail Aman reviewing operational activities out at sea during Exercise Sea Spark 2015. — APP
Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Zakaullah along with Chief of Air Staff Sohail Aman reviewing operational activities out at sea during Exercise Sea Spark 2015. — APP
Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Zakaullah along with Chief of Air Staff Sohail Aman reviewing operational activities out at sea during Exercise Sea Spark 2015. — APP
Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Zakaullah along with Chief of Air Staff Sohail Aman reviewing operational activities out at sea during Exercise Sea Spark 2015. — APP
Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Zakaullah along with Chief of Air Staff Sohail Aman reviewing operational activities out at sea during Exercise Sea Spark 2015. — APP
Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Zakaullah along with Chief of Air Staff Sohail Aman reviewing operational activities out at sea during Exercise Sea Spark 2015. — APP
Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Zakaullah along with Chief of Air Staff Sohail Aman reviewing operational activities out at sea during Exercise Sea Spark 2015. — APP
Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Zakaullah along with Chief of Air Staff Sohail Aman reviewing operational activities out at sea during Exercise Sea Spark 2015. — APP
Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah and Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman Chief of Air Staff, Pakistan Air Force, with the participating crew of the exercise Sea Spark. — APP
Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah and Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman Chief of Air Staff, Pakistan Air Force, with the participating crew of the exercise Sea Spark. — APP
Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Zakaullah meeting with the troops. — PPI
Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Zakaullah meeting with the troops. — PPI
Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman Chief of Air Staff, Pakistan Air Force (PAF), presenting a memento to Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah, during exercise Sea Spark. — APP
Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman Chief of Air Staff, Pakistan Air Force (PAF), presenting a memento to Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah, during exercise Sea Spark. — APP

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khanm Nov 10, 2015 12:51pm

one of the vital thing is well informed which is equivalent to well armed...

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rehan Nov 10, 2015 01:30pm

Awesome to see our Armed Forces cooperate . This should be an example of our civilian institutions !

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citizen Nov 10, 2015 02:04pm

How many ships ?

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ZAKRILLA Nov 10, 2015 02:15pm

From what I see they lack stealth features..anyways nice pics.

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kashmir Nov 10, 2015 02:18pm

Enemies of Pakistan! Be afraid! be very afraid!!

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Abdul Karim Nov 10, 2015 02:27pm

Great guys. But Not the right camouflage for naval war! Pakistan Zindabad

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Zak Nov 10, 2015 02:30pm

Job well done, Enemies will shiver at the sight of Pakistani Warships and fighter aircraft , most deadly in the world, which can neutralize any enemy .

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Kandhkoti Nov 10, 2015 02:33pm

Our trade and the supply of oil to Pakistan are mainly carried on through sea. Thus, the protection and cogency of our sea is of vital importance and need of the day.

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FAISAL BAJWA Nov 10, 2015 02:45pm

Finally Pak Navy gets a good commander.

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Muhammad Arshad Nov 10, 2015 04:01pm

Nice one.

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Waseem Nov 10, 2015 04:11pm

The most encouraging aspect is co-operation between the 2 forces (PAF & PN). In the absence of aircraft career, the only option is closet air support for our navy to have a sharp teeth, from under the sea, over the sea and from air. No one can win a war, but than this is the job of our forces is that No one wins a war against US

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SHAHID MAHMOOD Nov 10, 2015 05:05pm

@rehan Early warning Aircraft helps the navy to protects itself from a distance. This capability seems have been realised by AWACS type Aircraft. Good news for PAK Navy. Pak Zinda bad.

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Iftikhar Husain Nov 10, 2015 05:14pm

Very impressive it is progress t0 a safe future.

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Bravehearts Nov 10, 2015 06:17pm

Excellent Joint Exercise/ Cooperation amongest the forces. Still we have the ratio of 6:1 in favour of India as far as Naval Assets are concerned. Need more work to dominate Indian's Ocean. Even if we don't want to dominate Indian Ocean as a peace loving nation still we need to strike balance so as to put HER in trouble when situation arises..

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citizen Nov 10, 2015 07:28pm

@Zak : With this combination we can control the entire Indian Ocean....Awesome !!

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Zak Nov 10, 2015 10:23pm

This shows Pakistan is now encompassing power and force in the Asiatic Ocean. Hence the co-ordination of Naval and PAF operations. This is to ensure Sea routes to and from CPEC are kept open and clear of any mischief makers in the area. None will pass this way unless pakistan allows it to, even to Chabar port in Iran. The access to it will come under Pakistan's will.

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Sonny Afridi Nov 11, 2015 01:06am

Great work. Synergy between the forces is a must. Pak Armed Forces Zindabad

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Khan Nov 11, 2015 03:26am

look at the pictures of the 1965 war pilots and compare those with these dudes. Every one seems so unfit. They need to pay attention to their fitness.

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Cyrus Nov 11, 2015 03:41am

Combined Arms is what modern warfare is. Combined Arms and Combined Operations.

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Cyrus Nov 11, 2015 03:47am

@Zak ... "Wellesley said the South Essex is a sight to make you shiver." The media did a great job here. The public should have some insight into what their Navy does.

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Cyrus Nov 11, 2015 03:50am

@Waseem .... Suggest you visit the 26 episodes of Victory At Sea on YouTube.

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Imtiaz Faruqui Nov 11, 2015 07:39pm

The Pak Navy is very weak compared to Indian Navy , WHY? because only 10% of money is given to Navy and the rest 90% is shared by Army and Air force. We will not be able to defend if India attack from the Sea side.

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True Blue Indian Nov 11, 2015 09:24pm

@Imtiaz Faruqui

Pakistan has considerable amount of submarines to counter India's huge fleet at sea .. But no doubt we have capabilities to deal with them .. At the moment Pak Navy lags behind that of us .. We have considerable amount of influence in Indian ocean to protect our Trade routes

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Battleaxe Nov 11, 2015 09:49pm

Preparation is good way to keep in shape, real life navy stuff lies underwater as that's where sub marines rule the game , over sea is only a facade for any navy considering the lethality of air to ship and ship to ship missiles .under sea capability is the most leather deterrent in my opinion , over sea assests are a just a show off and present more of a target than a deterrent in today's missile age.

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Khwarezmi Nov 13, 2015 11:38am

Looking forward to a PN with capabilities like:

  1. Nuclear submarines
  2. Naval Air Force (based on land)
  3. A true Blue Navy
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