Pakistan-Turkey Bilateral Naval Exercise and Drills conducted at North Arabian Sea

General Press Release

Karachi, October 29, 2016 (PPI-OT): A bilateral naval exercise was conducted between the Turkish and Pakistan Navy at North Arabian Sea, with an aim to enhance interoperability and contribute towards regional maritime security. The exercise at sea covered a number of serials including Anti Air Warfare Operations, Communication Drills and Joint Manoeuvres by the participating surface ships, aircraft and helicopters from both the sides.

Deputy Chief of the Naval Staff (Operations), Vice Admiral Zafar Mehmood Abbasi and Commander Pakistan Fleet, Vice Admiral Arif Ullah Hussaini along with Turkish Mission Commander witnessed the exercise onboard the Turkish Ship BUYUKADA. The flag officers highly appreciated the professional competence of both the Navies and expressed their satisfaction over the level of proficiency displayed during the exercise. This bilateral exercise will provide valuable opportunity for navies of both countries to learn from each other’s experiences and refine warfare tactics.

Turkish ship TCG BUYUKADA is on a goodwill visit to Pakistan. The regular exchange visits and conduct of bilateral exercises by both the navies are testimony of trust and cooperation between the two countries. In the same context, the current visit of Turkish Navy Ship BUYUKADA will further enhance the defence ties and mutual collaboration between the two counties in general and the two navies in particular.

For more information, contact:
Lieutenant Commander Shakeel Ahmad
Assistant Director
Directorate of Public Relations
Pakistan Navy
Tel: +92-21-20063210
Cell: +92-333-2171764, +92-300-2171038