TEHRAN, Oct. 1 (Xinhua) -- Iranian and Pakistani naval forces on Saturday staged a joint naval exercise in the Pakistani territorial waters near the port of Karachi, official IRNA news agency reported.
The Iranian Navy's 43rd flotilla, which docked at Karachi port on Sept. 27, represented Iran in the naval rescue and relief operation, the report said.
The Iranian flotilla comprises Lavan logistic warship, Falakhan and Khanjar missile-equipped warships, Konarak troop-carrier warship and a domestically-manufactured helicopter.
Several exercises were carried out during the joint drill including search and rescue training, helicopter vertical reference training, telecommunication exercises using flags, lights, radiographs and the formation and combination of the surface vessels of Iran and Pakistan, according to pre-determined scenarios, Press TV reported.
Iran and Pakistan held a joint naval exercise in the Strait of Hormuz in 2014.