CPEC’s operationalisation to increase Pakistani Navy responsibilities, says Niazi

LAHORE: Chief of the Naval Staff (CNS) Admiral Muhammad Amjad Khan Niazi has said that that maritime operationalisation of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) will tremendously increase Pakistan Navy’s responsibilities.
The chief of the naval staff said this while addressing the convocation ceremony of 50th Pakistan Navy Staff Course at Pakistan Navy War College (PNWC) on Friday, said a statement issued by the Director General Public Relations of Pakistan Navy.
Addressing the occasion, the chief of the naval staff underlined key global trends and changes taking place in geopolitics, national security, demographics and technological dimensions. He emphasised the officers to be prepared for abrupt and unforeseen changes like Covid-19 which has impacted all facets of life and challenged the traditional concept of security.
While dwelling on the power politics in Indian Ocean region, the naval chief highlighted that prevailing hegemonic fantasies and rapidly shifting maritime landscape in the region demand vigilance, sustained professional development and combat readiness.
Earlier, Commandant Pakistan Navy War College gave a run-down of various professional and academic activities undertaken by the participants while highlighting the significant aspects of the course and challenges posed by Covid-19.
In the convocation, master degrees were conferred upon 82 graduates, comprising 54 officers from Pakistan Navy, 04 from Pakistan Army, 05 from Pakistan Air Force and 19 officers from friendly countries including Bangladesh, Egypt, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Maldives, Saudi Arabia and Sri Lanka. – TLTP

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