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China-Pakistan Sea Guardians 2020 joint exercise concludes fleet drills
Published: Jan 15, 2020 03:42 PM

Chinese guided-missile destroyer Yinchuan (Hull 175, L) and guided-missile frigate Yuncheng (Hull 571, R) dock at the Karachi military port after completing the drills at 6 p.m. on January 13, local time. Photo: China Military


As the last cleat hitch of China's guided-missile frigate Yuncheng (Hull 571) was tied to the dock at 3 p.m. on January 13, all naval ships of the Chinese fleet participating in the PN-PLAN Bilateral Exercise, code-named Sea Guardians-2020, have returned to Karachi Port, Pakistan, marking the successful completion of the maritime phase of the bilateral exercise. 

From leaving the port early in the morning on January 10, to their berthing at the dock on the afternoon of January 13, 11 naval ships from China and Pakistan have carried out over 10 drill subjects as the vessels breaching three meters of high wave in waters of the northern Arabian Sea.

The drill subjects include anti-pirate speedboat attack, maritime interception and temporary inspection, helicopter cross-deck landing, anti-missile drill, search and rescue drill, change of guard formation, ship-aircraft coordinated anti-submarine drill, underway replenishment control, submarine rescue and lifesaving. 

Senior Captain Ye Dan, commander of the Chinese naval fleet, said after returning to Karachi Port: "The joint exercise promoted the deep integration of the technologies and tactics of the two navies and deepened the exchanges and cooperation between the two sides." "The first actual-troop submarine rescue exercise at sea greatly improved the underwater emergency rescue capabilities of the two navies, and also tested and improved the actual combat training level of the formation. The entire formation completed the scheduled subjects and related training plans and laid a good foundation for our new mission," he added.

Chinese guided-missile destroyer Yinchuan (Hull 175, L) and guided-missile frigate Yuncheng (Hull 571, R) dock at the Karachi military port after completing the drills at 6 p.m. on January 13, local time. Photo: China Military


 

The Pakistani ship (Hull 1013) and the Chinese guided-missile destroyer Yinchuan (Hull 175) steam alongside with each other during the drill on January 10, local time. Photo:China Military


 

The Pakistani naval observer communicates with the interpretor of the Chinese Navy aboard the guided-missile frigate Yuncheng (Hull 571) on January 10, local time. Photo:China Military


 

The national flags of China and Pakistan fly at the Karachi military port in Pakistan on January 13, local time. Photo:China Military


 

Sailors of the guided-missile frigate Yuncheng (Hull 571) drop a floating target over board during the maritime phase of the Sea Guardians 2020 in waters of the northern Arabian Sea on January 10, local time. Photo:China Military


 

The guided-missile frigate Yuncheng (Hull 571) fires its main gun at a mock sea target on January 10, local time. Photo:China Military


 

The guided-missile frigate Yuncheng (Hull 571) fires its main gun at a mock sea target on January 10, local time. Photo:China Military


 

A Pakistani ship-borne helicopter lands on the flight deck of the Chinese guided-missile frigate Yuncheng (Hull 571) under the guidance of a Chinese sailor. Photo:China Military


 

A Pakistani ship-borne helicopter lands on the flight deck of the Chinese guided-missile frigate Yuncheng (Hull 571) under the guidance of a Chinese sailor. Photo:China Military


 

Pakistani helicopter is refueling through replenishline on the deck of Chinese guided-missile frigate Yuncheng (Hull 571) on January 10 during the cooperation drill between helicopter and warship. Photo:China Military


 

Pakistani helicopter is refueling through replenishline on the deck of Chinese guided-missile frigate Yuncheng (Hull 571) on January 10 during the cooperation drill between helicopter and warship. Photo:China Military


 

Pakistani helicopter is refueling through replenishline on the deck of Chinese guided-missile frigate Yuncheng (Hull 571) on January 10 during the cooperation drill between helicopter and warship. Photo:China Military


 

Chinese and Pakistani sailors participating in the PN-PLAN Bilateral Exercise, code-named Sea Guardians-2020, man the rails as the ship steam to the port after completing the joint drill on January 13, local time. Photo:China Military


 


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