KARACHI: Pakistan Navy conducted Coastal Security Exercise, code named “Tahaffuz-e-Sahil” at Karachi Port Complex to check the efficacy of security mechanism in place at Karachi Port and associated infrastructure against any Maritime terrorist threat.
A press release of the Navy issued on Tuesday said that Special Operation Forces (SOF), Pak Marines, Pakistan Navy Ships, Helicopters, PMSA and LEAs participated in the exercise.
A high degree of professionalism and coordination was displayed by the various segments of PN, Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs) and other organizations so as to practice and boost the security of this highly important commercial hub of the country.
In order to validate plans for defence and security of Coastal Bases, Pakistan Navy regularly holds such exercises all along the coast with special focus on Gwadar Port.
These exercises are aimed to ensure security of the maritime domain which has a crucial linkage with the upcoming developments related to CPEC project and other economic activities in maritime region.
Pakistan Navy responsibilities have tremendously increased after the start of the China Pakistan Economic Corridor Project CPEC which is termed as life line of the Pakistan economy.
Along with CPEC the next challenge faced by Pakistan Navy is the rising influence of the Indian Navy in the Arabian Sea.
India is also bypassing Pakistan to reach the Iranian Chahbahar Port hence in coming months Indian Navy presence along Pakistan Maritime borders is going to rise extensively.
With the backing and support of United states Indian Navy is also going to further exert itself in Arabian Sea and Indian Ocean against the rising influence of PLA Navy in the Indian Ocean.