A bilateral exercise SEA THUNDER-IV 2019 between Pakistan Navy Special Service Group and Indonesian Navy Special Operation Force concluded in open sea in Karachi. Sea Thunder is a series of bilateral exercises which is conducted annually between Pakistan and Indonesian Navies.
The drill, being 4th in the series, continued for seven days.
The aim of exercise was to strengthen military relationship, improve coordination and interoperability between Special Operation Forces, exchange professional expertise and experiences of Counter Terrorism Operations between participating forces.
During exercise, Maritime Counter Terrorism Operations including Maritime Interdiction Actions were also rehearsed at sea.
The exercise concluded with a remarkable coordinated Visit Board Search and Seizure Operations, jointly conducted by Pakistan and Indonesian Navies' involving Pakistan Navy Ships, Sea-king helicopters and Special Forces' Boats in Arabian Sea.
Professional experiences gained during bilateral exercises were mutually rewarding and will foster greater bilateral cooperation between the two brotherly navies.