KARACHI: Iranian Naval ships arrived in Karachi for a three day port visit with aim to enhance maritime collaborations between the two Navies.
The ships which arrived on Tuesday were Lavan, Konarak, Falakhen and Khanjar. The ships are scheduled to be in Karachi for a 3 day port visit. The ships were welcomed by Pakistan Navy officials and Iranian diplomats.
During the visit, the Iranian Navy officers and sailors will have professional discussions and interactions with their Pakistani counterparts on matters of mutual interest.
Pakistan Navy has also planned operational training activities, exchange of visits by naval personnel and sports activities for the Iranians. After the stay at Karachi, a Passage Exercise (PASSEX) will be conducted at sea to improve interoperability between the two Navies.
The visit is aimed at promoting peace and security in the region and will enhance maritime collaboration between the two countries.
Published in The Express Tribune, September 28th, 2016.