Pakistan Naval Ship SAIF on goodwill visit to Sri Lanka

Saturday, 26 November 2011 00:58 -     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

Pakistan Navy Ship SAIF is on her goodwill visit to Sri Lanka from 26 to 29 November, as both Pakistan and Sri Lanka enjoy warm diplomatic and strong military ties.

As part of goodwill, Pakistan Navy ships frequently pay port visits to Sri Lanka.

These visits further strengthen the existing strong relationship between Sri Lanka and Pakistan. Such interactions also demonstrate both navies resolve to contribute towards achieving a more secure and conducive maritime environment which is essential for the regional peace, prosperity and harmony. Pakistan Navy Ship SAIF is the third ship of SWORD class F22P Frigates, which has been built in China and commissioned on 15 September 2010.

SAIF, being the front line ship of Pakistan Navy, is equipped with state-of-the-art weapons, sensors and machinery, making it capable of undertaking all kinds of maritime operations at sea during war and peace.

In pursuit of promoting bilateral relations Pakistan Navy provides a number of training courses for Sri Lankan Navy personnel.

In order to further enhance the potential for sharing of military knowledge and expertise, particularly in the face of emerging terrorist threat, both the countries share their experience.