Around 45 navies, including those of the United States, Britain and China, took part in the Arabian Sea exercise with ships and observers.
The purpose of this exercise to bring regional and extra-regional navies on one platform and conduct exercises to enhance intra-operability in addition to counter terrorist threat and the crime which are happening in maritime domain.
Rear Admiral Abid Hameed would now be incharge of Logistic support to all Pakistan Navy Units, Ships, Establishments and repair & maintenance facilities.
His major staff appointments include Assistant Chief of Naval Staff (Projects), Assistant Chief of Naval Staff (Works) and Assistant Chief of Naval Staff (Maintenance) at Naval Headquarters Islamabad. The admiral has been awarded Sitara-e-Imtiaz (Military) in recognition of his services to Pakistan Navy.