Karachi: Pakistan and Omani Navies jointly conducted “THAMAR AL TAYYIB 16”, exercise in North Arabian Sea. RNO Task Group comprising warship RNOV AL SADH & RNOV AL BUSHRA and frontline combatants of Pakistan Navy participated in the exercise, a press release of Pakistan Navy said here on Thursday. The bilateral exercise included range of advanced operational exercises encompassing major facets of maritime warfare particularly Operations related to counter terrorism, counter Piracy, anti surface, live weapon firing conducted in a multi threat environment. The current exercise THAMAR AL TAYYIB 16, eighth in the series, involved participation of Pakistan Navy Destroyer Frigates, Missile Boats and Naval Aviation units.

Commander Pakistan Fleet expressed satisfaction on successful conduct of exercise and appreciated the participating units. He also thanked Royal Navy of Oman for their whole hearted participation in Exercise THAMAR AL TAYYIB 16. The spirited participation by RNO units in the exercise is a clear manifestation of common professional working culture and strong foundation of brotherly relations between the two nations for decades.

Two Royal Omani Naval Ships were arrived on sunday to conduct a bilateral naval exercise known as “Thamar Al Tayyab” with Pakistan Navy. Senior officials of Pakistan Navy welcomed the visiting ships ‘RNOV AL SADH’ and ‘RNOV AL BUSHRA’. According to Navy officials, the exercise which comprises harbour and sea phases is a regular feature between Pakistan and Omani naval forces. The current exercise is the eighth such activity conducted between the two countries. The visit and joint exercises are intended to improve invulnerability for conducting combined maritime operations for a stable maritime environment pivotal for economic stability and growth as well as ensuring peace and security in the region. It will also enhance the level of coordination and understanding between the two navies at both the operational and tactical levels.

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