PNS Saif conducts exercise with Italian frigate

By Staff Reporter
Tuesday – June 15, 2021
RAWALPINDI: Pakistan navy (PN) ship (PNS) Saif conducted passage exercise (PASSEX) with Italian navy ship ITS Carabiniere in the Gulf of Aden, on Monday.

According to an Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) press release, the aim of the exercise was to enhance interoperability and further strengthen bilateral relations between two navies.

The exercise included maritime interdiction operations, cross deck landings and various other serials which will enhance professional competence of men onboard and enhance cooperation among ships deployed in the region.

PNS Saif is presently on regional maritime security patrols (RMSP) deployment at North Arabian Sea and Gulf of Aden and is visiting Duqm, Oman in pursuance of cordial relations with regional countries.

PN has always remained committed in maintaining regional peace and security in the Indian ocean region and PN ships are regularly deployed for conducting maritime security operations in Gulf of Oman, North Arabian Sea and Gulf of Aden.

Participation of PN in bilateral/multilateral exercises is a manifestation of PN’s resolve to contribute effectively in maintenance of peace, stability and order in the region.