Pakistan-Indonesian Navies joint exercise ends

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Staff Reporter

Islamabad

A bilateral exercise Sea Thunder-IV 2019 between Pakistan Navy Special Service Group and Indonesian Navy Special Operation Force (SOF) concluded on Saturday. Sea Thunder is a series of bilateral exercises which is conducted annually between Pakistan and Indone-sian Navies. This exercise, being 4th in the series, continued for seven days. The aim of exercise was to strengthen military rela-tionship, improve coordination and interoperability between Special Operation Forces, exchange pro-fessional expertise and experiences of Counter Ter-rorism Operations between participating forces.
During the exercise, Maritime Counter Terrorism Operations including Maritime Interdiction Opera-tions (MIOs) were also rehearsed at sea. The exer-cise concluded with a remarkable coordinated Visit Board Search & Seizure Operations, jointly con-ducted by Pakistan & Indonesian Navies’ SOF teams involving Pakistan Navy Ships, Sea-king helicopters and Special Forces’ Boats in Arabian Sea.