Pakistan Navy ships are regularly deployed for Pakistan Navy’s initiative of Regional Maritime Security Patrol to ensure maritime security in the Indian Ocean Region. In addition, as part of CTF-150, PNS Saif participated in Focused Operation CHINOOK ARCHER along with ships and aircraft of United States and Canada. The exercise was aimed at impacting narcotic smuggling trade along the hash highway to the East of Oman.
Under the realm of Focused Operation, PNS Saif participated in the Passage Exercise with U.S. naval ship USS LABOON and Canadian ship HMCS CALGARY. The aim of the exercise was primarily to demonstrate interoperability between participating navies and interdict illegal smuggling/trade emanating along the hash highway.
Pakistan Navy promotes peace and stability in the region and has remained committed to maritime security and order at sea. The participation of Pakistan Navy in such internationally organized Focused Operation is a manifestation of Pakistan Navy's resolve in curtailing terrorism at sea in all forms. Pakistan Navy ships, being flag bearers of Pakistan, continue to remain poised at sea in an effort to curb the menace of illegal smuggling/narco-trafficking so as to ensure safe regional trade corridors for maritime community.
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