“SHAHEEN AL JAZEERA -2019” maritime exercise concludes

November 17, 2019

The ten-day bilateral exercise “SHAHEEN AL JAZEERA -2019” between Pakistan Navy’s Special Service Group and Royal Bahrain Defence Force’s Special Operation Force have concluded in Karachi.

According to a spokesman of Pakistan Navy, “Shaheen Al Jazeera” exercise is conducted annually between Pakistan Navy and Royal Bahrain Defence Force.

The aim of the exercise is to strengthen military relationships, improve coordination and interoperability and exchange of professional expertise in SOF domains.

The spokesman said personnel from both forces mutually benefitted from the exercise which included Maritime Interdiction Operations, SEAL Teams Insertion Techniques and Frogman Operations.

The exercise concluded with a remarkable coordinated Visit Board Search and Seizure operations, involving Pakistan Navy Ships, Sea-king helicopters, Special Forces’ Boats and combined SOF teams.

The closing event was conducted in Arabian Sea, off Karachi. It was witnessed by Commander Naval Special Force of Bahrain on board Pakistan Navy Ship who appreciated professional conduct of the exercise.

The exercise is a reflection of strong bilateral military cooperation between Pakistan Navy and Royal Bahrain Defence Force.

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