Federal Defence Minister, Ahmad Mukhtar. - File Photo

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral Asif Sandila, called on Federal Defence Minister, Ahmad Mukhtar, in his office here on Wednesday.

He discussed the operational and professional matters of Pakistan Navy with the minister.

Ahmad Mukhtar assured the naval chief of the government’s resolve to strengthen and upgrade its armed forces.

The naval chief briefed the minister of current developments in the region and apprised him of operational preparations of the navy and expressed his resolve that the navy was well prepared to meet any internal and external challenges.

The government is focusing on modernising Pakistan Navy, which is imperative in the wake of the international war against terror and protection of Pakistan’s maritime frontier, Ahmad Mukhtar said.

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