Bilateral exercise between Pakistan Navy and Royal Bahrain Navy concludes

Islamabad, December 26, 2015 (PPI-OT): Pakistan and Royal Bahrain Navies concluded bilateral exercise “Exercise Shaheen Al Jazeera”. Shaheen Al Jazeera series of Special Forces Exercise is being regularly conducted since 1997 between PN SSG (N) and Bahrain Navy Special Forces at Karachi and Manama, Bahrain, on alternate years.

Owing to multifaceted maritime threats in the Indian Ocean Region, the Special Forces of the two countries exercised various operations related to Maritime Counter Terrorism and Interdiction Operations employment of Maritime Special Warfare (MSW) Teams. The exercise culminated with the display of coordinated Special Forces operations at sea which included boarding procedures through surface and air platforms.

Final event of the exercise was witnessed by Commanders of the Special Operation Forces of the Royal Bahrain and the Pakistan Navies. Both Commanders appreciated the professional conduct and skills displayed by the participating teams. They highlighted that the exercise Shaheen Al Jazeera will prove beneficial in enhancing interoperability between the two navies and their Special Operations Forces.

For more information, contact:
Lieutenant Commander Shakeel Ahmad
Assistant Director
Directorate of Public Relations
Pakistan Navy
Tel: +92-21-20063210
Cell: +92-333-2171764, +92-300-2171038