ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Navy Task Group comprising PNS Sword Class Frigate PN Ship SHAMSHEER and Combat Support Fleet Tanker PN Ship NASR reached Colombo on Tuesday.The Pakistan Navy task Group will be on a three days visit to Colombo starting from 9th August 2011 as part of a cruise to enhance defense relations and goodwill between two countries, says a press release received here today from Colombo.
On arrival at Colombo, the Ship’s band, dressed up in traditional naval uniform, presented melodious tunes as it sailed into Colombo Harbour. The crew will participate in various events planned during the stay in Colombo.PNS SHAMSHEER is a 3000 tones frontline frigate of Pakistan Navy which has state of the art weapons and surveillance system. Whereas PNS NASR is a Combat Support ship which supports extended operations of Pakistan Navy. Pakistan Navy Task Group is headed by Commodore Muhammad Amjad (SI (M) S Bt, who is Commander of 18thDestroyer Squadron of Pakistan Navy.
Such visits are part of regular exchange Port Calls between the two navies, which serve to bolster cooperation between the two countries.Sri Lanka is an important regional country and Pakistan Navy regards cooperation with SLN (Sri Lankan Navy) as of paramount importance. Pakistan Navy enjoys brotherly and cordial relations with Sri Lanka Navy in all professional fields.The ship has also visited Colombo earlier January 2010 on a good will visit. The visit will open new avenues of bilateral cooperation between the two friendly navies and garner the existing strong bonds of friendship between the two countries. – Onlinenews