Pakistan Navy conducted joint exercises with Italian Navy in the Gulf of Aden, says a Pakistan Navy press release issued on Monday.
PNS SAIF conducted Passage Exercise (PASSEX) with Italian Navy Ship ITS CARABINIERE.
The aim of the exercise is 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 cooperation among ships deployed in the region.
PNS SAIF is at present on RMSP deployment at North Arabian Sea and Gulf of Aden and is visiting Oman in pursuance of cordial relations with regional countries.
Pakistan Navy 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 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.