KARACHI - Pakistan Navy on Wednesday inducted another P3C Long Range Maritime Patrol Aircraft in its aviation fleet, received from the US under Security Assistance Programme. Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Asif Sandila was the chief guest on the occasion. P3C Aircraft, being a potent air platform, will assist in maintaining protracted vigil over sea to meet legitimate defence needs while safeguarding maritime interests of Pakistan. Capacity-building of the PN is essential to ensure security in North Arabian Sea and keep sea routes safe for maritime community. During the induction ceremony, Sandila praised the efforts undertaken in enhancing the PN’s capabilities and operational readiness. Emphasising the importance of North Arabian Sea and capacity-building of the PN, he reiterated the PN’s resolve to remain part of multi-national force present in North Arabian Sea and off Somali coast. He added that despite resource constraints, PN ships, aircrafts and personnel are regularly tasked as part of ongoing efforts by the global community. The Chief of the Naval Staff urged the fleet to ensure smooth integration and full operationalisation of the aircraft in an early timeframe.The induction ceremony was also attended by the PN and the US officials.