Navy conducts ‘Tahaffuz-e-Sahil’ exercise

Pakistan Navy conducted Coastal Security Exercise, code named “Tahaffuz-e-Sahil” at Karachi Port Complex to check the efficacy of security mechanism in place at Karachi Port and associated infrastructure against any Maritime terrorist threat.

A press release of the Navy issued on Tuesday said that Special Operation Forces (SOF), Pak Marines, Pakistan Navy Ships, Helicopters, PMSA and LEAs participated in the exercise.

A high degree of professionalism and co-ordination was displayed by the various segments of PN, Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs) and other organisations so as to practice and boost the security of this highly important commercial hub of the country.

In order to validate plans for defence and security of Coastal Bases, Pakistan Navy regularly holds such exercises all along the coast with special focus on Gwadar Port.

These exercises are aimed to ensure security of the maritime domain which has a crucial linkage with the upcoming developments related to CPEC project and other economic activities in maritime region. –APP