Pakistan: P3C Long Range Maritime Patrol Aircraft Inducted

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The Pakistan Navy inducted another P3C Long Range Maritime Patrol Aircraft in its aviation fleet, received from USA under Security Assistance Program. Pakistan is expanding its maritime patrol fleet to ensure security in North Arabian Sea, where counter-piracy activities have been growing in recent years. Chief of the Naval Staff, Admiral M. Asif Sandila, reiterated Pakistan’s resolve to remain part of multi-national force present in North Arabian Sea and off Somali coast. He added that despite resource constraints, PN ships, aircraft and personnel are regularly tasked as part of ongoing efforts by global community.