Pakistan - Turkish Navies joint drill at Aksaz Naval Base Turkey

Pakistan - Turkish Navies joint drill at Aksaz Naval Base Turkey

ISLAMABAD, Nov 18 (APP): Pakistan Navy Ship , PNS ALAMGIR (FFG 260) with an embarked Z9 EC Helicopter onboard, will be visiting Aksaz Naval Base Marmaris harbour from November 19 to December 1.

It will participate in joint Turkish Navy Exercise "Mavi Balina-16", a message received here from Ankara on Friday said. 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. 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 one of the critical contemporary maritime challenges.

PNS ALAMGIR's participation in this exercise will further strengthen existing bilateral relations of Pakistan Navy with the Turkish Navy and other participating navies. Reciprocatory visits of high level defence delegations, exchange training programmes and visits of naval units is a regular feature of Turkey-Pakistan defence relations .

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