Shamsheer-e-Bahr-VI, Pakistan Navy biennial war games gets underway after the opening session held at Karachi. General Rashad Mehmood Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee was the chief guest on the occasion.
Chief of the Naval Staff, Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah was also present on the occasion. Vice Admiral Zafar Mehmood Abbasi, Deputy Chief of Naval Staff (Operations), presented an overview of the war game outlining objectives set forth and concepts to be tried.
He particularly highlighted the importance of ensuing impregnable seaward defence and the vital role of Pakistan Navy in the face of emerging challenges.
He further added that being the tri-service event with representation from relevant Ministries, Shamsheer-e-Bahr-VI is a biennial exercise to try out various concepts which are then validated in subsequent Navy-wide field exercises before being incorporated into a naval strategy.
The chief guest, while speaking on the occasion, underlined the significance of war games in military planning process and mentioned that today the world is volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous. -INP