A Pakistan Navy warship has arrived at the French island of LA Reunion to take part in a joint naval drill with the French Navy.
PNS ASLAT, the Pakistan Navy warship, will carry out a joint naval exercise with the French Navy near the island of LA Reunion, according to Radio Pakistan.
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“The visit by the PN warship would further strengthen bilateral bonds between Paris and Islamabad,” the governor of De LA Reunion said during his meeting with officers of the Pakistan Navy.
Further, the PN officers will hold discussions with high-ranking officials of the French Navy, civilian authorities and political leaders on issues of mutual interest.
In November last year, all operational units of PN including ships, submarines, aircraft, UAVs, special forces and Pak Marines along with elements of PMSA, PAF and Pak Army participated in major maritime exercise Seaspark 2015 in North Arabian Sea.
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“The overarching objective of this exercise is to corroborate Pakistan Navy operational plans, assess war preparedness and enhance interoperability with PAF and Pak Army,” Rear Admiral Kaleem Shaukat, deputy chief Naval Staff (operations), said while briefing the media.
The Pakistan Navy, being an essential appendage to state’s foreign policy, strives to foster stronger Navy-to-Navy relations through regular exercises and ships visits with regional as well as extra regional navy’s.
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