KARACHI , Two Royal Omani Naval Ships arrived here Monday to conduct a bilateral naval exercise “Thamar Al Tayyab” with Pakistan Navy which is eighth in the series. Upon arrival at Karachi Port, the visiting ships RNOV AL SADH and RNOV AL BUSHRA were given a warm welcome by senior officials of Pakistan Navy during an impressive welcoming ceremony.
The exercise which comprises Harbour and Sea Phases, is a regular feature between Pakistan and Omani naval forces. The harbour phase is currently in progress and consists of various calls on, mutual exchange of visits to ships and table top discussions and harbour training serials as preparatory warm up for sea phase.
The visit and joint exercises are aimed at improving interoperability for conducting combined maritime operations to ensure a stable maritime environment vital for economic stability and growth as well as ensuring peace and security in the region. It will further enhance the level of coordination and understanding between the two navies both at operational and tactical levels. These exercises will continue till 15 December.
The visit of RNO Task group is a testimony of Pak-Oman friendship and will enhance the inter-operability and cohesion between the two navies, a navy spokesman said.