KARACHI – Pakistan Navy has conducted joint exercises with Russian and Sri Lankan naval forces upon culmination of AMAN-21 multinational drills.
A statement issued by the Navy DDGPR said, PN ships Alamgir and Aslat conducted a bilateral exercise titled “Arabian Monsoon 2021” with ships of Russian Federation Navy Admiral Grigorovich & Dmitriy Rogachov in the North Arabian Sea.
PNS ZULFIQUAR also conducted bilateral drill Lion Star-II with Sri Lankan Navy Ship Gajabahu.
Fixed and rotary-wing aircraft of Pakistan Navy Aviation and PAF fighter jets also participated. The exercise included anti-surface, anti-air warfare, maneuvering, and communication serials.
Upon culmination of Ex AMAN-21, PN Ships ALAMGIR & ASLAT conducted bilateral Ex ARABIAN MONSOON 2021 with ships of Russian Federation Navy ADMIRAL GRIGOROVICH & DMITRIY ROGACHOV in NAS. PNS ZULFIQUAR also conducted bilateral Ex LION STAR-II with Sri Lankan Navy Ship GAJABAHU(1/2) pic.twitter.com/m1AjkjGlLC
— DGPR (Navy) (@dgprPaknavy) February 20, 2021
Both drills were conducted to further enhance cooperation and interoperability with navies of the Russian Federation and Sri Lanka.