LION STAR, a bilateral exercise of the Pakistan Navy and Sri Lankan Navy, was held in Karachi.
In the day-long harbour phase of the exercise, personnel from both navies mutually benefitted from various activities which included discussions on various aspects of naval operations, security in the maritime domain and other areas of mutual cooperation.
Subsequently, Sri Lankan Navy Ship SAYURALA and Pakistan Navy Ship (PNS) KHAIBAR participated in scheduled sea exercises, which included various tactical evolutions and operational maneuvers of ships.
Pakistan and Sri Lanka enjoy longstanding cordial ties. In the maritime domain, Pakistan Navy's engagement with the Sri Lankan Navy has a long history which includes regular visits by senior officers, training cooperation and participation in various exercises. The visit of Sri Lankan naval ship to Pakistan and participation in the bilateral naval exercise will further strengthen mutual collaboration and interoperability between the two navies.
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