KARACHI, Dec 12 (APP): Two Royal Omani Naval ships arrived here on Monday to conduct a bilateral naval exercise “Thamar Al Tayyab” with Pakistan Navy which is eighth in the series.
A Pakistan Navy statement said that upon arrival at Karachi Port, the
visiting ships RNOV AL SADH and RNOV AL BUSHRA were given a warm welcome by senior officials of Pakistan Navy at an impressive welcoming ceremony.
The exercise which comprises Harbour and Sea Phases, is a regular feature between Pakistan and Omani naval forces.
The harbour phase is currently in progress and consists of various calls
on, mutual exchange of visits to ships, table top discussions and harbour training serials as preparatory warm up for sea phase.
The visit and joint exercises are aimed at improving interoperability
for conducting combined maritime operations to ensure a stable maritime environment vital for economic stability and growth as well as ensuring peace and security in the region.
It will further enhance the level of coordination and understanding
between the two navies both at operational and tactical levels. These exercises will continue till December 15.
The visit of RNO Task group is a testimony of Pak-Oman friendship and
will enhance the inter-operability and cohesion between the two navies, the statement added.