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Saudi-Pakistan joint naval exercises start

2/12/2018 12:00:00 AM   |      |   

JEDDAH: The joint naval exercises between the Pakistan Navy and Royal Saudi Naval Forces (RSNF), Naseem Al-Bahr-11 and Deraa Al Sahil-4, commenced on Sunday in the Arabian Gulf at the East Fleet at the King Abdulaziz Naval Base (KANB), SPA reported.

“Through these exercises, we aim to exchange experiences, improve combat readiness, and strengthen cooperation between the two countries,” said RSNF Eastern Fleet Rear Admiral Laafi bin Hussain Al-Harbi.

He added: “A number of Saudi and Pakistani naval ships, boats, and vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft are participating in these exercises, in addition to the Royal Saudi Air Force."

Exercise Director Brig. Gen. Sajir bin Rufaid Al-Enezi said: “The exercises in which the Marines and Special Naval Forces participate are a simulation of real military operations, conventional warfare, and mine action operations.”
“These exercises also include shooting with live ammunition as well as interception, inspection, and counter-piracy operations,” he added.



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