Pakistan Navy conducts live missile firings from surface, air platforms

In order to review operational preparedness, the Pakistan Navy conducted live missile firings from surface and air platforms during an exercise on Friday.

The Exercise RIBAT-2019 was aimed at validating various operational concepts and tactical war fighting procedures including joint operations involving all Pakistan Navy’s field commands as well as Pakistan Air Force (PAF), an official statement said.

Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi witnessing missile firing at sea by PN aircraft during Exercise RIBAT-2019. PHOTO: PN

Chief of the Naval Staff, Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi witnessed the missiles firings and expressed his utmost satisfaction on the operational readiness of the naval forces.

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“The Pakistan Navy is ready to defend its sea frontiers and would give a befitting response to any misadventure by the adversary,” he said.


During the exercise, PN and PAF units participated in maritime operations in various domains under complex grey hybrid warfare environment.

Moreover, Pakistan Marines and Special Operation Forces (SOFs) also rehearsed special operations including Coastal Defence, Air Defence and Maritime Interdiction Operations etc.

The activity displayed Pakistan Navy’s intent to maintain highest state of readiness and combat potential to ensure seaward defence and protection of maritime interests of Pakistan during peace and war, the communique read.

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