Pakistan Navy war game Shamsheer-e-Behr IV


The opening session of Pakistan Navy war game Shamsheer-e-Behr IV held here on Monday. Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani was the chief guest of the event. A Navy press release said that speaking on the occasion, the Prime Minister underlined the significance of war games in military planning process and said in todays’ fast changing world, regular conduct of war games to evolve new concepts and doctrines is extremely important.

He lauded the realistic stock taking, exhaustive analysis and objective decision making of the Force Commanders who earlier presented their detailed plans.
Earlier, on his arrival at the venue, the Prime Minister was received by Chief of the Naval Staff along with the key naval commanders.
Deputy Chief of Naval Staff Operations, Vice Admiral Abbas Raza, then presented an overview of the war game outlining objectives set forth and concepts to be tried.
He particularly stressed on the significance of naval base at Gwadar for ensuring an impregnable defence of motherland and relevance of Pakistan Navy under new and emerging challenges.
He added that being a tri-service event with representation of relevant ministries, Shamsheer-e-Behr IV is the Flag ship war game of Pakistan Navy that is held biennially to try various concepts which are then validated in subsequent Navy-wide field exercise before being developed into naval strategy.
The event was attended by a large number of high ranking Armed Forces officers besides civil bureaucrats and representatives of ministries.

Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani has said that the regular holding of war games had become all the more important to evolve new concepts and doctrines in military planning.

The prime minister said this while speaking as the chief guest at the opening session of Pakistan Navy’s war games Shamsheer-e-Behr-IV here at the auditorium of PNS Jauhar (PN Engineering College) on Monday. The prime minister in his speech underlined the need the significance of war games in military planning process.

Gilani, on the occasion, lauded the realistic stock taking, exhaustive analysis, and objective decision making of the Force Commanders of the war games who earlier presented their detailed plans.

Earlier, on his arrival at the venue, the Prime Minister was received by Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Noman Bashir, along with the key naval commanders.

Vice-Admiral Abbas Raza, Deputy-Chief of Naval Staff Operations, afterwards presented an overview of the war games outlining the objectives set forth and concepts to be tried.

The senior naval official particularly stressed the significance of the naval base at Gwadar for ensuring impregnable defence and the relevance of Pakistan Navy under new and emerging challenges.

He added that being a tri-service event with representation of relevant ministries, Shamsheer-e-Behr-IV was the Flag ship war game of Pakistan Navy that is held biennially to try various concepts which are then validated in subsequent navy-wide field exercises before being developed into naval strategy.

The event was attended by large number of high-raking Armed Forces officers including Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Rao Qamar Suleman, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee General Tariq Majeed, besides civil bureaucrats and representatives of ministries.

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