ISLAMABAD: A Pakistan Navy Ship (PNS) Saif participated in the focused operation Chinook Archer along with ships and aircraft of the United States and Canada in Arabian Sea.
According to a PN press release issued on Sunday, Pakistan Navy ships are regularly deployed for its initiative of regional maritime security patrol to ensure maritime security in the Indian Ocean region.
In addition, as part of CTF-150, PNS Saif took part in the focused operation Chinook Archer along with the American and Canadian ships and aircraft.
Under the realm of the focused operation, PNS Saif participated in the passage exercise with the US naval ship USS Laboon and Canadian ship HMCS Calgary.
The aim of the exercise was primarily to demonstrate interoperability between participating navies and interdict illegal smuggling and trade emanating along the hash highway.
Pakistan Navy promotes peace and stability in the region and has remained committed to maritime security and order at sea. Pakistan Navy’s participation in such internationally organised focused operation is a manifestation of its resolve to curtail terrorism at sea in all forms.
PN ships being the flag-bearers of Pakistan continue to remain poised at sea in an effort to curb the menace of illegal smuggling and narco trafficking so as to ensure safe regional trade corridors for maritime community.
Published in Dawn, May 10th, 2021