Pakistan Navy Special Service Group SSG(N) participated in bilateral Special Operations Forces (SOF) Exercise ‘Ayylidiz 2021’ with Turkish Su Alti Taarruz (SAT) at Istanbul, Turkey.
Both navies are regularly conducting bilateral Exercises since 1996 and this exercise is 13th of the series, said a Pakistan Navy media release here received.
The exercise was exclusively designed to exchange professional expertise in SOF domain. The aim of the exercise was to build synergy, strengthen military relationships and enhance interoperability between Special Operations Forces of both countries.
The exercise focused on Anti-Terrorism operations, Sniper Firing, Frogman Operations and Visit Board Search & Seizure (VBSS) domains. The exercise concluded with demo of coordinated VBSS Operations involving Ships, Helicopters and Fast Speed Boats along with SOFs elements. The event was witnessed by high level delegations.
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Exercise AYYILDIZ-2021 proved professionally rewarding as SOFs elements of both countries remained actively engaged in rehashing contemporary tactics, techniques and procedures in Special Operations domains.
UK Navy ship visits Karachi
The United Kingdom (UK) ship HMS RICHMOND visited Karachi port and conducted naval exercises with Pakistan Navy.
The Ship was received by officials of the Pakistan Navy along with representatives of the British High Commission, said a Pakistan Navy media release. Pakistan Navy and UK Navy enjoy longstanding relations based on training, development, mutual interest and cooperation in naval affairs.
In the harbor phase, tabletop discussions on professional matters and bilateral interactions were held. On completion of port visit, sea exercise was conducted between Pakistan and UK Navy covering wide range of naval operations.
The exercise was aimed to enhance interoperability and contribute toward international efforts for ensuring maritime security in the region. UK Navy Ship visit to Karachi and joint naval drills is a testimony of PN’s resolve to work towards regional peace and it may further strengthen mutual collaboration between the two navies.
APP with additional input by GVS News Desk