Pakistan conducts naval exercises with Russia and Sri Lanka

By Staff Reporter
Tuesday – February 23, 2021
RAWALPINDI: Upon culmination of exercise Aman-2021, Pakistan Navy (PN) ships Alamgir and Aslat conducted bilateral exercise Arabian Monsoon-2021, Monday, with the ships of Russian Navy (RN), Admiral Grigorovich and Dmitriy Rogachov in north Arabian sea.

According to an Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) press release, besides, PN ship (PNS) Zulfiqar also conducted bilateral exercise Lion Star-II with Sri Lankan Navy (SN) ship (SNS) Gajabahu.

PN fixed and rotary wing aircraft and Pakistan Air Force (PAF) fighters participated in these exercises.

The exercises included anti-surface, anti-air warfare, manoeuvring and communication serials.

Bilateral exercises Arabian Monsoon-2021 and Lion Star-II were conducted to further enhance the cooperation and interoperability with navies of Russian Federation and Sri Lanka respectively.

The current engagements are testimony of PN’s resolve to work towards regional peace and maintain close relations with all friendly navies.

The exercises proved mutually rewarding to hone professional skills and learn from each other’s experiences.