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Australian Navy warships dock in Colombo for Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2022

COLOMBO (News 1st) – Two  ships of the Royal Australian Navy, namely; HMAS Adelaide and HMAS Anzac which are engaged in Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2022 arrived at the Port of Colombo this morning (25th October 2022). On their arrival, the visiting ships were welcomed by the Sri Lanka Navy in accordance with naval tradition.Indo-Pacific Endeavour (IPE) began in 2017 as an activity coordinated by the Australian Defence Force to strengthen Australia’s engagement and partnerships with regional security forces. Thus, this year’s IPE will return to Southeast and South Asia, consolidating partnerships with 14 countries such as Timor-Leste, Vietnam, the Philippines, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, Brunei, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, the Maldives and India.Commodore Mal Wise of Royal Australian Navy is the Commander Joint Task Force for Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2022.The visiting ship HMAS Adelaide which is a 230m-long Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) is commanded by Captain SJ Watters.

She also has 08 ship-borne attack helicopters and 543 crew members. Similarly, HMAS Anzac which is a 118m-long Frigate is commanded by Commander DM MCPHERSON. She is manned by a crew of 119 and the ship also possesses a ship-borne attack helicopter.In the meantime, Commander Joint Task Force for Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2022, Commodore Mal Wise called on Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Nishantha Ulugetenne at the Navy Headquarters today (25th October). During the ensuing interaction they exchanged views on several matters of bilateral importance and mementoes were also exchanged to mark the importance of the occasion.As part of Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2022, the Royal Australian Navy has arranged Amphibious Operations seminar and

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Pakistan guided missile frigate heading to Colombo
COLOMBO (News 1st); Sri Lanka has allowed permission to the Chinese built-Pakistani guided missile frigate PNS Taimur to make a port call at Colombo while on its way to join the Pakistan Navy in Karachi. Build by Hudong-Zhonghua shipyard in Shanghai, the warship is on its maiden voyage to Pakistan while exercising en-route with Cambodian and Malaysian navies. The ship is expected to be at Colombo port from August 12-15, 2022.Pakistan Navy Ship (PNS) Taimur visited Malaysia and participated in a bilateral exercise called MAL-PAK IV.While Sri Lanka gave permission to the Pakistani guided missile frigate to make a port call at Colombo, it is understood that the ship was denied a permission to make a port call at Chattogram port by the Sheikh Hasina government from August 7-10 after making a port call at Lumut port in Malaysia.According to diplomatic sources, India’s close ally Bangladesh denied permission to PNS Taimur as August is a month of mourning for Sheikh Hasina as her father, Sheikh Mujib-ur-Rehman also fondly called Bangabandhu, was assassinated by Pakistan instigated and Jamait-e-Islami inspired radical Islamist forces on August 15, 1975.Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is scheduled to make a trip to India in the first week of September and along with PM Modi will launch the jointly developed 1320 Mega Watt Maitree Super Thermal Power Project at Rampal in Khulna sub-division.PNS Taimur, the second of the four Type 054 A/P frigates build in China, was commissioned on June 23, 2022.