Pakistan, Turkey Naval Drill Begins On Saturday

Pakistan Navy Ship PNS ALAMGIR (FFG 260)  will participate in joint Turkish Navy Exercise “Mavi Balina-16″ beginning on Saturday.

The exercises will continue till 1st of next month.

The vessel is a multi-mission frigate and embarks a Z9EC helicopter. PNS ALAMGIR is the third ship named as ALAMGIR.

It was commissioned on August 31, 2010, at Mayport Florida USA. PNS ALAMGIR is part of 25th Destroyer Squadron of Pakistan Navy.

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Mavi Balina is evolving into a common forum for both Western and Eastern nations, to share, discuss and propose solutions for Collaborative Maritime Security which is at present one of the critical maritime challenges.

The Pakistan Navy ship`s participation in the exercise will further strengthen existing bilateral relations of Pakistan Navy with the Turkish Navy.

Pakistan Navy is actively involved in maintaining peace and stability in the region – from Gulf of Aden to Gulf of Oman including North Arabian Sea.

Pakistan Navy ships are vigorously participating in all peace keeping missions and had commanded the Coalition Task Force-150 nine times.

Due to Pakistan Navy’s proactive stance and operations, not a single terrorism related incident has occurred in its area of operation.

Pakistan Navy is also planning to organize the fifth multinational exercise AMAN-17 in February 2017 in which more than 30 navies including Turkish Navy are expected to participate.


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