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Pakistan naval ship on goodwill visit

Friday, November 25, 2011

The Pakistan Navy Ship SAIF will be on a goodwill visit to Sri Lanka from today to November 29 to further strengthen diplomatic and military ties.

Pakistan Navy ships frequently pay port visits to Sri Lanka. Such interactions also demonstrate both navies resolve to contribute towards achieving a more secure and conducive maritime environment which is essential for the regional peace, prosperity and harmony.

The Pakistan Navy Ship SAIF is the third ship of SWORD class F22P Frigates, which has been built in China and commissioned on September 15, 2010.

SAIF, being the front line ship of Pakistan Navy, is equipped with state-of-the-art weapons, sensors and machinery, making it capable of undertaking all kinds of maritime operations at sea during war and peace. In pursuit of promoting bilateral relations, Pakistan Navy provides a number of training courses for Sri Lankan Navy personnel.

Both countries share their experience to further enhance the potential for sharing of military knowledge and expertise, particularly in the face of emerging terrorist threat,

The Pakistan Navy ship SAIF will conduct a passage exercise with the Sri Lankan Navy, upon conclusion of the port visit.

Ship SAIF will visit Malaysia and the Maldives after the conclusion of its visit in Sri Lanka as a part of its visit to the other regional Countries.
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