KARACHI: Pakistan Navy ship Saif has conducted Passage Exercise (Passex) with Italian Navy ship ITS Carabiniere in the Gulf of Aden.
The aim of the recent exercise was to enhance interoperability and strengthen relations between the two navies.
The exercise included maritime interdiction operations, cross deck landings and various other serials which will enhance professional competence of the men onboard and enhance cooperation among ships deployed in the region.
PNS Saif is presently on Regional Maritime Security Patrol deployment in the North Arabian Sea and the Gulf of Aden and is visiting Duqm, Oman in pursuance of cordial relations with regional countries.
The participation of Pakistan Navy in bilateral/multilateral exercises is a manifestation of its resolve to contribute effectively in maintenance of peace, stability and order in the region.
Published in Dawn, June 15th, 2021