Pakistan Navy and Royal Malaysian Navy conducted bilateral exercise MALPAK-II in Karachi. Royal Malaysian Navy Ships KD KASTURI and KD MAHAWANGSA participated in the bilateral exercise with Pakistan Navy. This is the second exercise of MALPAK series; the first conducted after completion of multinational LIMA exercise in Malaysian waters.
Pakistan Navy Ships (PNS) SAIF with embarked helicopter Z9EC, PNS AZMAT and Long Range Maritime Patrol (LRMP) aircraft participated in the exercise. The bilateral exercise included joint planning and coordination at harbour followed by execution of the planned serials at sea.
The activities of harbour phase comprised pre-sail conference, visits of training facilities and communication checks. Sea phase of exercise encompassed entire spectrum of maritime/naval operations including anti-surface, anti-air, and search and rescue exercises.
Pakistan and Malaysia enjoy longstanding brotherly relations. Both countries cooperate in diverse fields of trade and military collaboration. In maritime domain, the two navies have come a long way in terms of participation in multinational/bilateral exercises and exhibitions.
Exercise MALPAK-II will further strengthen mutual collaboration and interoperability between the two navies.
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