ISLAMABAD          -      Chief of the Naval Staff, Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi has said that joint warfare has been central to the modern concept of military operations.

The naval chief said this while addressing the course participants of National Security & War Course at the National Defence University (NDU), Islamabad, says a press release issued by the Pakistan Navy.

He dilated upon the geo-strategic environment and its interplay with security dynamics prevalent in Indian Ocean region with focus on maritime security challenges and opportunities for Pakistan.

While focusing on the threat milieu, Admiral Zafar Mahmood dwelled on the various initiatives and developmental plans of Pakistan Navy in line with his vision of projecting Pakistan Navy as a formidable regional maritime power with global outlook.

The naval chief emphasised that Pakistan Navy has always been at the forefront in ensuring safety and security of international waters through collaborative maritime security and independent initiative of Regional Maritime Security Patrols.

He highlighted the need to harness the potential of Pakistan’s immense maritime resources to provide the much needed stimulus to national economy, to which Pakistan Navy is effectively supporting the Government. While appreciating the operational resolve of the Armed Forces, the naval chief said that with unwavering faith in Allah Almighty, Pakistan Navy is ready in all respects to defend the maritime frontiers of our motherland. He advised the course participants to focus on their professional acumen and draw their inspiration from Islamic history and ideology of Pakistan. The Admiral appreciated the efforts of National Defence University for providing the academic stimulus and honing the professional abilities of course participants. National Defence University is the apex military training institute of Pakistan inculcating advanced professional military training to officers of Pakistan Armed Forces and friendly countries for assuming future key Command and Staff appointments. Earlier, on his arrival, the Naval Chief was received by Lt Gen Muhammad Saeed, President National Defence University.