Joint Navy Drills are aimed at maritime rescue.
Following coordination between the commanders of Pakistan and Iranian Navy, joint navy drills took off in the Arabian Sea. These joint navy drills will focus on maritime rescue and are being carried out near the port of Karachi in Pakistan’s waters. Numerous exercises were carried out during the joint navy drills including search and rescue, vertical helicopter exchange, communication exercises and formation etc. Iranian fleet is composed of ‘Konarak’ logistic carrier, ‘Lavan’ chopper carrier, ‘Khanjar’ and ‘Falakhen’ missile boats apart from an A-B helicopter. The fleet is expected to stay for a period of four days.
The joint navy drills aim at displaying friendship between the two countries. Earlier, a detachment of Pakistan’s fleet of warships had berthed in Iran’s Southern port city of Bandar Abbas in April. During the stay, the commanders and officers of Pakistan’s Rahnaward (training ship) and PMSS Nusrat (corvette) visited the country’s naval training centers. Iranian naval fleet docked at Karachi port on Tuesday. Iranian fleet is on a visit to Pakistan ahead of ‘Aman-17’, an exercise to be hosted by Pakistan Navy early next year. The naval forces from Russia, China, Turkey and Iran are expected to participate in the annual international exercise Aman-17.
Earlier in September, the Pakistani Army and the Russian Ground Forces came together in military exercises – Druzhba-2016 (Friendship 2016) – for the first time. The military exercises are aimed at developing coordination in carrying out practice combat tasks in a mountainous environment, including operations against illegal armed groups. Pakistan Air Force is also conducting exercises of its own – High Mark-2016. The exercises may last another couple of weeks.
The Joint Navy Drills, High Mark 2016, and military exercises will serve as a morale booster for the country and signals at further enhancement of ties with Iran and Russia.You can follow us on Facebook, Twitter, or Google+ for more updates. Otherwise fill in the subscription box above, or subscribe to our RSS Feed.