IMX 2019: Pakistan Navy ships participate in international maritime exercise

09:42 PM | 11 Nov, 2019
IMX 2019: Pakistan Navy ships participate in international maritime exercise

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan Navy ships PNS SHAMSHEER (with embarked helicopter) and PNS MUHAFIZ, and the Long-Range Maritime Patrol (LRMP) P3C aircraft participated in International Maritime Exercise -2019 (IMX-19) conducted in Arabian Sea, Gulf and Gulf of Oman on Monday.

Naval assets and personnel from more than 50 countries participated in the exercise which continued for more than two weeks. 

This international exercise provided Pakistan Navy an opportunity to enhance interoperability with the world navies. During the exercise, both Pakistan Navy ships also visited Muscat and Bahrain, respectively. During the visits, receptions were also held onboard both ships which were attended by senior officers of host navies, diplomats, dignitaries/ notables from host countries and Pakistani community and officers/personnel from ships participating in IMX-19 exercise.

The Navy said its participation in exercise IMX-19 would cement Pakistan's image as a responsible state, contributing to the maritime order through international maritime collaborative security mechanisms like Regional Maritime Security Patrols (RMSP), and its participation in Combined Maritime Force (CMF); aimed at ensuring safety and security of global commons.

The international platform of IMX-19 was also optimally utilised to apprise international community about Indian atrocities in Occupied Kashmir, the plight of Kashmiri people and Pakistan’s continued support to the just & rightful struggle of Kashmiris till resolution of the issue.

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