Pakistan Navy Successfully Test Fires Land Based Anti-Ship Missile
The Pakistan Navy has successfully test-fired land based anti-ship missile as part of a training exercise from the country’s coastal region along the Arabian Sea.
“The missile successfully followed its pre-planned trajectory till accurate target engagement at sea,” said a statement issued by the country’s naval forces on Saturday.
Vice Chief of the Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Kaleem Shaukat and senior officers of Pakistan Navy were present on the occasion.
The test was conducted five days after the Navy and the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) jointly conducted long range anti-ship cruise missile firings in North Arabian Sea on Monday.
The firing was conducted by JF-17 fighter aircraft and Pakistan Navy Ship SAIF – a multi-mission F-22P frigate.
While addressing the audience, the naval vice-chief highlighted the changing security environment in the India Ocean region and corresponding challenges for Navy and said Pak Navy will continue to support regional peace and security initiatives to meet entire spectrum of challenges in the maritime domain.
Meanwhile, the Italian Navy Ship Carlo Margotinni (F-592) arrived in Karachi on Friday for three days on a goodwill cruise. The visiting ship received a warm welcome during an impressive reception and was received by senior officials from Pakistan Navy and Embassy of Italy.
On completion of the port visit to Karachi, exercises at sea are also planned between Pakistan Navy Ships and Italian Navy Ship, covering a wide range of naval operations to enhance interoperability between the two navies while further honing the professional skills which are mutually beneficial for each other.
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