Pakistan Navy Participates in Passage Exercise

South Korean Navy and Japanese Maritime Self Defence Force Ships Take Part
Pakistan Navy Ship ZULFIQUAR (with embarked helo) participated in passage exercise (PASSEX) with South Korean Navy Ship DAE JO YEONG. On a separate occasion PNS ZULFIQAR and Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) ship ONAMI conducted joint passage exercise in the Gulf of Aden. The ships are patrolling in the Gulf of Aden as part of international efforts to counter piracy and ensure security of shipping transiting through the vital area.

The passage exercise covered various operational serials to enhance interoperability and augment collaborative efforts to ensuring practical maritime security in the region. PNS ZULFIQUAR is also deployed on Regional Maritime Security Patrol (RMSP) in the Gulf of Aden. The exercise confirms the commitment of Pakistan Navy to provide secure maritime environment in the global commons for international shipping and to counter illicit activities at sea. 
Pakistan Navy, in line with Government policies, stands ready to play its role for maritime safety and security in the region. The exercise will further contribute in improving the bilateral ties between Pakistan Navy and South Korean Navy as well as with JMSDF respectively.

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