China Peoples Liberation Army (PLA) Navy Task Force and Pakistan Navy have completed joint military exercises in Arabian Sea.
Three Chinese Navy war ships named Chang Chun, Jing Zhou and Chao Hu arrived on a good will visit to Pakistan last Saturday. The task force was led by China Navy eastern fleet deputy commander Rear Admiral Shen Hao.
PLA Navy task group’s visit purpose was to enhance interoperability and maritime collaboration between the two navies.
At the end of the visit, both Navies (China and Pakistan) conducted joint military operations in Arabian Sea. The goal of these exercises was to enhance the capabilities of joint naval operations between the Navy of both countries.
During the war exercises, both Navies did tactical and on-board drills. Besides that, fast attack demos, air defense, and anti missile defense demonstrations were also part of the joint exercises.
During their stay in Karachi, Chinese Naval officers and sailors met their Pakistani counterparts and held discussions on subjects of mutual interest. On harbor operational training activities, joint interactive sessions and social events were conducted.
Chief Naval Staff Admiral Zaka Ullah also visited the Chinese ships. Naval Chief was warmly welcomed by the Chinese and a contingent of the PLA Navy presented him with a guard of honor.
The Mission Commander of Chinese task force, Rear Admiral Shen Hao, visited Pakistan Navy training and strategic facilities. He also called upon Governor Sindh Muhammad Zubair to discuss matters related to mutual corporations.