Pakistan Navy conducts live firing drill in North Arabian Sea
On 12 January, the Pakistani Navy conducted a power demonstration in the North Arabian Sea by firing guided missiles and torpedoes. During the drills, they sunk a decommissioned vessel.
The exercise comes amid heightened tensions with regional rival India, as relations between the nuclear neighbors have reached a low since the disputed Jammu and Kashmir region's special status was abolished in New Delhi in August 2019.
“Pakistan Navy Submarines successfully engaged their intended targets with Anti-Ship Missiles and Torpedoes. The successful firings have re-affirmed Pakistan Navy’s offensive capability and operational readiness. Chief of the Naval Staff expressed his complete satisfaction on the combat readiness of PN Fleet and commended officers and men for their commitment and professionalism," said Pakistan Navy in an announcement.
"On the occasion, Chief of the Naval Staff reassured the nation that Pakistan Navy is fully prepared and ready to thwart any aggression against Pakistan’s maritime frontiers. He also underscored that Pakistan Navy will continue to play its part in making the defence of the country impregnable,” stated Pakistan Navy.
Maritime Business World