SUNDAY TIMES ISLAMABAD: According to details, the professional matters related to Pakistan Navy were discussed during the meeting.

Earlier in December, Pakistan Navy inducted its first upgraded ATR aircraft and two Sea King helicopters in its fleet to augment effectiveness and enhance its operational capability.

The ATR aircraft’s widely operated turboprop platform has been retrofitted with state of the art weapons and sensors, which will substantially enhance Fleet Air Arm’s operational capability commensurate with contemporary maritime warfare requirements.

Similarly, two Mk 3A/ Mk 4 Sea King helicopters acquired from the UK into its existing fleet of Sea King helicopters will further enhance PN fleet’s operational capability particularly to troops transfer.

Speaking on the occasion of induction ceremony, Admiral Zafar Mehmood Abbasi said Pakistan Navy has been successfully confronting emerging challenges of deterring terrorism at sea, curbing piracy in the region and carrying out maritime security operations.