Pakistan Navy ship to participate in Naval exercise in Turkey

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