Pakistan naval ships NASR and SAIF will arrive at Colombo Port for a four-day goodwill visit on 12 March. The port call is part of the strong traditional, professional and brotherly relationship between the navies of Sri Lanka and Pakistan.
The Pakistan Navy Ship (PNS) SAIF is a SWORD class F22P Frigates of Chinese origin. It is equipped with state of the art weapons, sensors and machinery, making it capable of undertaking a variety of maritime operations while PNS NASR is a leading unit of Pakistani Navy Fleet’s ninth Auxiliary and Mine Warfare Squadron.
Both the ships have taken part in a large number of the multinational exercises and PNS NASR has also extensively participated in tsunami relief operations in 2004.
A number of professional training activities are planned between the two navies during the visit, including a reception on PNS NASR on 13 March.