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Pakistan Navy ships Nasr, Saif on goodwill visit to Sri Lanka

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Naval Ships Nasr and Saif will arrive at Colombo Port for a four-day goodwill visit on March 12, 2017.

The port call is part of the strong traditional, professional and brotherly relationship between the Navies of Sri Lanka and Pakistan, says a press release received here on Thursday form Colombo.

Pakistan Navy Ship (PNS) Saif is a SWORD class F22P Frigates of Chinese origin. It is equipped with state of the art weapons, sensors and machinery, making it capable of undertaking a variety of maritime operations while PNS Nasr is a leading unit of Pakistani Navy Fleet’s 9th Auxiliary and Mine Warfare Squadron.

Both the ships have taken part in a large number of the multinational exercises and PNS Nasr has also extensively participated in tsunami relief operations in 2004.

A number of professional training activities are planned between the two navies during the visit, including a reception on PNS Nasr on 13th March 2017.

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