Islamabad: (Parliament Times) Pakistan Navy is conducting Operational Exercise RIBAT-
2019 to review operational preparedness of Pakistan Navy. To consolidate Fleet Fire
Power, successful live missile firings were also held from surface and air platforms
during the exercise, affirming the impressive war fighting capabilities of Pakistan Navy.
The exercise is aimed at validating various operational concepts and tactical war
fighting procedures including joint operations involving all Pakistan Navy’s Field
Commands as well as Pakistan Air Force. During the Exercise RIBAT, Pakistan Navy
and Pakistan Air Force units are participating in maritime operations in various domains
under complex grey hybrid warfare environment. Concurrently, Pakistan Marines and
Special Operation Forces (SOFs) are also rehearsing special operations including
Coastal Defence, Air Defence and Maritime Interdiction Operations etc. The exercise
displays Pakistan Navy’s intent to maintain highest state of readiness and combat
potential to ensure seaward defence and protection of maritime interests of Pakistan
during peace and war.
Chief of the Naval Staff, Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi witnessed the missiles
firings and expressed his utmost satisfaction on the operational readiness of Pakistan
Navy. He also reaffirmed the resolve that Pakistan Navy is ready to defend its sea
frontiers and would give a befitting response to any misadventure by the adversary.