Pakistan Navy Ships deployed in Gulf region: Report
ISLAMABAD - Pakistan Navy Ship (PNS) Khaibar and Pakistan Maritime Security Agency Ship Zhob have arrived in Gulf Region as part of Overseas deployment.
PN Ship deployed in Kuwait to enhance bilateral collaboration between the two navies. Commodore Muhammad Saleem is the Mission Commander of the Flotilla. This visit is part of the Overseas Deployment of Pakistan Navy Ships to the Arabian Gulf.
PNS Khaibar is part of 25thDestroyer Squadron of Pakistan Navy Fleet and is capable to undertake a variety of maritime operations in a multi-threat environment.
Whereas, PMSS Zhob is indigenously built OPV and is equipped with weapons/sensors optimised for policing in Pakistan’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) and Continental Shelf under the ambit of Pakistan Maritime Security Agency.
During the stay at Kuwait, the Mission Commander along with Commanding Officers of Khaibar and Zhob called on General Idrees Abdul Latif, Deputy Chief of Naval Forces Kuwait.
Matters of mutual interests, including training of Kuwait Navy Officers and sailor in Pakistan Navy training institutes, ship construction projects in Pakistan and enhancement of relations between Pakistan Navy and Kuwait Naval Force in various realms came under discussion.
Pakistani delegation also visited Kuwait Navy Ship Maskan and Kuwait Naval Base including Kuwaiti Ship Lift System and Maintenance Support Workshop. Upon completion of the port visit, Passage Exercise (PASSEX) was conducted between the Pakistan Navy and Kuwait Navy.