KARACHI:Pakistan Navy and Royal Malaysian Navyconducted Bilateral Exercise MALPAK-II at Karachi harbour and sea.Royal Malaysian Navy Ships KD Kasturi and KD Mahawangsa hadarrived here on February 07 to participate in MultinationalExercise “AMAN-19”, said a press release issued by ISPR-Navyhere on Sunday.
Upon completion of the exercise, Malaysian ships alsoparticipated in Bilateral Exercise MALPAK-Il with Pakistan Navy.This is the second exercise of MALPAK series; the first wasconducted after completion of multinational LIMA exercise in Malaysianwaters.
Pakistan Navy Ships SAIF with embarked helicopter Z9EC, PNS AZMATand Long Range Maritime Patrol aircraft (LRMP) participated in theexercise.The bilateral exercise included joint planning and coordinationat 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.
Personnel of visiting ships also participated in sports fixtures.Moreover, reception dinner was also held onboard PNS SAIF in thehonour of visiting ships.
Sea phase of exercise encompassed entire spectrum of Maritime/Naval operations including Anti Surface, Anti Air and Search andRescue exercises.
Pakistan and Malaysia enjoy longstanding brotherly relations.Both countries cooperate in diverse fields of trade and militarycollaboration.In maritime domain, Pakistan and Royal Malaysian Navies havecome a long way in terms of participation in Multinational/ BilateralExercises and exhibitions.
The visit of Royal Malaysian Navy Ships KD Kasturi and KDMahawangsa to Pakistan for Exercise AMAN followed by BilateralExercise MALPAK-Il will further strengthen mutual collaboration
and interoperability between two navies.