Sea Guardians 2020 – the sixth bilateral exercise between the Pakistan and Chinese naval forces began on Monday in Karachi.
The exercises boasts the latest Chinese warships and fleet tanks. The joint naval drills are vital, especially for China, as it gains experience in conducting operations with Pakistan.
“The Sea Guardians 2020 exercise assists in deepening security cooperation between the two militaries, advancing the China-Pakistan all-weather strategic cooperative partnership, and promoting the maritime community with a shared future,” say military experts
Chief guest Deputy Commander of Chinese Navy’s Southern Theater Command inaugurated the ceremony. Speaking on the occasion, Commander Pakistan fleet Vice Admiral Asif Khaliq said that the exercise will usher a new era of cooperation between navies of the two brotherly countries.
A spokesperson for the Pakistan Navy said that the exercise was aimed at an exchange of professional experiences against maritime threats and naval cooperation. He said it will play a role in the promotion of safe and stable maritime environment in the region.