KARACHI - Live weapon firings are pinnacle of operational preparedness and a symbol of unflinching resolve to fulfill sacred responsibility of defence of the nation entrusted to the Armed Forces. In an impressive and striking demonstration, the frontline combat unit of Pakistan Navy on Tuesday took part in live missile firing in the North Arabian Sea.

Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah, Chief of the Naval Staff, witnessed the firing onboard a ship. Surface to Surface Anti-Ship Missile was launched from Sword Class Frigate PNS ASLAT.

The missile successfully destroyed its intended target with pinpoint accuracy, reaffirming weapon’s lethality and offensive punch of Pakistan Navy’s fleet. Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah expressed his complete satisfaction over the operational readiness of Pakistan Navy’s fleet.

The naval chief stated that live missile firing reaffirmed credibility of deterrence at sea and reassured Pakistan Navy’s commitment to safeguarding the country’s maritime frontiers against all threats. “The successful conduct of missile firing by Pakistan Navy is reflective of a high state of readiness and professionalism,” he said, and added, “It also demonstrates the efficacy and lethality of modern weapon systems operated by Pakistan Navy.”