Pakistan, Turkish Navies to hold naval exercise

KARACHI: Pakistan Navy and Turkish Navy will hold a bilateral naval exercise commencing 19 Feb 15 with an aim to enhance interoperability and operational understanding.

Turkish Navy Ship TCG BUYUKADA arrived at Karachi today to participate in the exercise, which includes an elaborate harbour and sea phase. The visiting ship was received by Turkish Naval Attaché in Pakistan and senior officials of Pakistan Navy.

The exercise, being first of the series, is a landmark reflection of the historic ties between the two navies as well as a true manifestation of convergence of strategic interests of the two countries which will go a long way in promoting maritime security and stability in the region.

Pakistan Navy and Turkish Navy have been interacting since long in order to improve upon the level of coordination, interoperability and training. The current bilateral navel exercise will lay sound foundation for subsequent exercises between both the navies in future.

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