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Pakistan Navy conducts joint drills with France, Morocco

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Navy Ship (PNS) Saif on Sunday conducted joint drills with French and Moroccan ships at conclusion of its visit to port of Casablanca in Morocco.

The purpose of the exercise was to enhance maritime maneuvers, operational capacities and skills with navies of friendly countries.

During the visit, Commander Coast Rear Admiral Moazzam Ilyas met senior authorities and Deputy Chief of Naval Operations in Morocco.

They discussed issues of mutual interest and agreed to improve mutual cooperation in the maritime field.

The commander coast expressed good wishes for people and navy of Morocco on behalf of Naval Chief Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi.

Earlier on September 14, PNS Saif reached at Port Alexandria in Egypt for goodwill cum training visit.

PNS Saif is the front line warship of Pakistan Navy fleet’s 18th Destroyer Squadron and is the third ship of Sword Class Frigate.

The ship is fitted with state of the art robust weapons and sensors and is capable of undertaking all types of maritime operations in multi-threat environment.

PNS Saif is also embarked with organic anti-submarine warfare helicopter.

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