The Sea Guardians – 2 maritime train collectively held by the Chinese language Folks’s Liberation Military Navy (PLAN) and Pakistan Navy (PN) kicked off at a army port in Wusong, Shanghai on Sunday. Themed with “joint response to maritime safety threats”, the Sea Guardians – 2 PLAN-PN joint maritime train goals to advertise bilateral protection cooperation and improve capabilities of the 2 militaries to collectively reply to maritime safety threats, and to consolidate the normal friendship between the 2 counties and two militaries, and push ahead improvement of the China-Pakistan all-weather strategic partnership of cooperation. The four-day joint train, which is organized in keeping with the annual army cooperation plan of the 2 navies, has nothing to do with the regional scenario and isn’t focused at any third celebration.

The train will likely be held within the waters and airspace off Shanghai from July 10 to 13, and consists of two phases, i.e., port planning and maritime train. Through the first section, the 2 sides will perform onshore actions similar to operation planning, skilled experience exchanges, cultural and sports activities competitions. The joint drills the 2 navies will maintain through the maritime train section embrace attacking at maritime targets, tactical maneuver, anti-submarine operation, replenishment at sea, reinforcing broken ships, anti-aircraft and anti-missile operations, and so forth.

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The Sea Guardians -2 PLAN-PN joint maritime train kicks off at a army port in Wusong, Shanghai on July 10, 2022.
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The train is co-directed by PLA Navy Rear Admiral Liu Zhigang and Commodore Rashid Mehmood Sheikh of Pakistan Navy. The Chinese language taking part ships are primarily from the PLA Jap Theater Command, together with the guided-missile frigates Xiangtan (Hull No. 531) and Shuozhou (Hull No. 610), the excellent provide ship Qiandaohu (Hull No. 886), and one submarine, one early warning plane, two fighter jets and one helicopter. Pakistan Navy despatched the Frigate Taimur to take part within the train.

That is the second time that China and Pakistan have held the “Sea Guardians” sequence joint maritime train. In January, 2020, the 2 sides held a joint maritime train code-named Sea Guardians-2020 within the northern Arabian Sea, throughout which the taking part forces of each side cooperated in a detailed and deep method, with all coaching topics efficiently accomplished, blazing new trails for future joint maritime workout routines between the 2 navies. The drill topics embrace anti-pirate speedboat assault, maritime interception and short-term inspection, helicopter cross-deck touchdown, anti-missile drill, search and rescue drill, change of guard formation, ship-aircraft coordinated anti-submarine drill, underway replenishment management, submarine rescue and lifesaving.