Pakistan, Malaysian Navies hold bilateral maritime exercise in Arabian Sea

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Pakistan, Malaysian Navies hold bilateral maritime exercise in Arabian Sea

*KARACHI: Pakistan Navy carried out bilateral exercise Malpak II in Arabian Sea with Malaysian Navy, a Navy spokesman said on Saturday.*

The Malpak II exercise comprised of the harbour and sea phase, a spokesman of Pakistan Navy said.

Pakistan Navy’s ship Saif and helicopters participated in the Malpak exercise II.

PNS Azmat and long-range maritime aircraft also participated in the drill, the Navy spokesman said.

In the sea phase the sea-to-sea and sea to air targets were exercised.

The search and rescue operations were also part of the drill the Navy spokesman added.

In a previous exercise counter piracy drills were also carried out in which boarding teams demonstrated practical boarding operations onboard a suspect vessel.

The exercise proved mutually rewarding to hone professional skills of participating personnel from both navies and learn from each other’s experiences.

Pakistan Navy had also held Turgutreis-III drill with Turkish Navy after successfully holding Aman-2019 exercise recently.

The bilateral naval exercise will further promote bilateral defence relations, the spokesman said.