Pakistan Russia Joint Naval Drill in Arabian Sea

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Pakistani, Russian navies hold joint drills in Arabian Sea

Pakistan and Russia have held naval drills in the North Arabian Sea to promote capacity of joint operations between the two navies… ships of Pakistan Navy and Russian Navy carried out war operations during the exercises. Radio Pakistan

Pakistan Navy and Russian Federation Navy are engaged in bilateral naval exercise since 2014 under code name ‘Arabian Monsoon’. Upon completion of eventful stay by the Russian Federation Navy Ships at Karachi, bilateral Exercise Arabian Monsoon was conducted in North Arabian Sea to enhance interoperability between participating navies through development/ rehearsing tactics, techniques and procedures in sync with the requirements of modern-day naval warfare. 92 News

Pak Navy Chief Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi recently visited Russian Federation and Pakistan Navy ship ‘Aslat’ with embarked helicopter also visited St Petersburg in July. Reciprocating the same, Russian Navy ships ‘Severomosrsk’ and Middle Sea Tanker ‘Kama’ visited Karachi Port from November 26-30. The Nation

The visit of Russian Federation Navy ships was fully capitalized in terms of professional and social interactions between both the navies. During their stay at Karachi, the Officers and men of Russian Federation Navy interacted with senior officials of Pakistan Navy on subjects of mutual interests. Officers and men from the two visiting ships also visited IDEAS 2018 at EXPO Center. Pakistan Observer

Since 2014 Pakistan and the Russian Federation enjoy strong bilateral ties based on mutual respect, understanding and trust. Considering Washington’s discourteous behavior, Islamabad’s alliance with Moscow can balance the US hegemony in the region. Convergence of interests will continue to bolster ties of former Cold War rivals.

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