KARACHI: Pakistan Navy will sent the PNS Alamgir ship to Aksaz Naval Base in Marmaris from November 19 to December 1 to participate in joint Turkish Navy Exercise “Mavi Balina-16.”
The vessel is a multi-mission frigate embarked with a Z9EC helicopter, and is the third ship named as Alamgir. It was commissioned on 31 August 2010 at Mayport Florida USA. PNS Alamgir is part of 25th Destroyer Squadron of Pakistan Navy.
Mavi Balina has turned 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 will further strengthen existing bilateral relations of Pakistan Navy with the Turkish Navy and other participating navies.
The reciprocal visits of high level defence delegations, exchange training programmes and visits of naval units is a regular feature of Turkey-Pakistan defence relations.
To further boost defence ties, Pakistan Navy is planning to organize the fifth multinational exercise AMAN-17 in February 2017 where more than 30 navies including Turkish Navy are expected to participate.
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, and is also vigorously operating and participating in all peace keeping missions.
Pakistan Navy joined the Coalition Maritime Campaign Plan (CMCP) in 2003 and had commanded the Coalition Task Force-150 nine times.
There has not a single terrorism related incident occurred due to Pakistan Navy’s proactive stance and operations.