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Pakistan and Oman conclude bilateral naval exercise
September 21, 2019
PNS Zulfiqar participating in Thamar al Tayyib-16. Photo credit: Inter Services Public Relations

Pakistan and Oman conclude bilateral naval exercise

The Pakistan Navy and Royal Navy of Oman concluded the bilateral naval exercise – ‘Thamar al Tayyib-16’ – which had taken place in the North Arabian Sea from 13-15 December.

As per Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), the Royal Oman Navy Task Group comprised of the patrol vessels RNOV al-Sadh and the RNOV al-Bushra.

Alongside various Pakistan Navy units, including the F-22P frigate PNS Zulfiqar, the two undertook a “range of advanced operational exercises encompassing major facets of maritime warfare … [such as] counter-terrorism, counter-piracy, [and] anti-surface [warfare.”

Notes & Comments:

Including Thamar al Tayyib-16, the Pakistan Navy has conducted at least four bilateral naval exercises (with each of China, Turkey, and Russia) during the final quarter of 2016.