RIBAT 2018: PAF joins Pakistan Navy for operational exercise in Arabian Sea

11:22 PM | 24 Feb, 2018
RIBAT 2018: PAF joins Pakistan Navy for operational exercise in Arabian Sea
KARACHI - Pakistan Navy’s operational exercise Ribat-2018 commenced with opening brief held at Karachi, according to a press release on Saturday.

The RIBAT series of exercises are focused on validating PN war-fighting concepts under evolving multi-faceted threats ranging from conventional to sub-conventional warfare. The exercise would also encompass joint operations of PN with PAF at extended ranges into the Arabian Sea.

Vice Chief of the Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Kaleem Shaukat graced the occasion as the chief guest, the Navy said in a statement.

In his address, the Vice Chief of Naval Staff emphasised on the combat readiness of Pakistan Navy and that joint operational exercises are the essence of modern warfare which affords real-time training to undertake defence of the motherland against any aggression.

He urged all the participants not to be deterred by the numerical superiority or greater wherewithal of the enemy “as Islamic history is full of incidences of smaller Muslim forces defeating larger enemies through their superior strategy, faith in ALLAH (SWT) and own just cause”.

The naval chief expressed hope that the exercise will prove to be professionally rewarding for both the combat and support elements of PN and PAF.

Besides operational units of Fleet Command, units from Coastal and Logistics Commands are also taking part in the exercise. Special emphasis will be laid in the exercise to enhance interoperability between naval and air assets and validation of war plans.

The exercise will continue till March 6 in the North Arabian Sea and will culminate with a fire power demonstration by combat units of Pakistan Navy and Pakistan Air Force.

The writer is a member of the staff.


Currency Rates in Pakistan - Pakistani Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Dirham, Riyal 13 June 2024

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on June 13, 2024 (Thursday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.6 for buying and 280.65 for selling.

Euro's buying rate stands at 296 and selling rate is 299 while British Pound rate is 350.5 for buying, and 353 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75 and Saudi Riyal at 75.9.

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 08:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.6 280.65
Euro EUR 296 299
UK Pound Sterling GBP 350.5 353
U.A.E Dirham AED 75 75.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.1 73.85
Australian Dollar AUD 182 184
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.88 748.88
Canadian Dollar CAD 204 206
China Yuan CNY 38.38 38.78
Danish Krone DKK 40.14 40.54
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.66 36.01
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.19 917.19
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.3 59.9
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.79 172.79
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.97 26.27
Omani Riyal OMR 723.52 731.52
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.42 77.12
Singapore Dollar SGD 203.5 205.5
Swedish Korona SEK 26.4 26.7
Swiss Franc CHF 309.94 312.44
Thai Bhat THB 7.56 7.71


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