Two Pakistan naval ships, “KHAIBAR” and “NASR” arrived at the Port of Colombo on 27th October 2013 on a goodwill visit. The ships were ceremonially welcomed by the Sri Lanka Navy in accordance with naval traditions on their arrival.
The ships are heading home after an Overseas Deployment to South and South East Asia and participation in BRIDEX 13 in Brunei.
Khaibar is with a war ship a helicopter onboard. It is 117 meters in length it consists of a complement of 263 naval personnel and has a displacement of 2,062 tons. PNS Nasr is a Fleet oil tanker with a helicopter onboard. It is 170 meters in length and has a displacement of 14962.3 tons. It consists of a complement of 302 naval personnel.
The ships’ are scheduled to participate in joint exercise with Sri Lanka Navy prior to their departure on 30th October 2013. The ships complements will also participate in a special programme organized by the Sri Lanka Navy during their stay in Sri Lanka.
Press Release, October 28, 2013; Image: Sri Lanka Navy