PNS Alamgir to participate in joint naval exercise in Turkey

Pakistan Navy's P3C-Orion aircraft and a Z9EC helicopter will take part in the exercise in November 2014


Web Desk November 04, 2014

Pakistan Navy Ship Alamgir (FFG-260) will participate in the Mavi Balina-14 joint naval exercise in Turkey from November 6-15, Radio Pakistan reported.  

From Pakistan, the Oliver Hazard Perry class frigate PNS Alamgir (FFG-8), ship-borne anti-submarine helicopter Z9EC and a P3C-Orion aircraft, will participate in the exercises.

PNS Alamgir will also visit Aksaz Naval Base Marmaris and Antalya harbour, Turkey as part of the exercise from Thursday November 6-15 and will participate in a joint Turkish Navy exercise named Mavi Balina-14.

Mavi Balina is evolving into a common forum for both Western and Eastern nations, to share, discuss and propose solutions for collaborative maritime security.

Pakistan navy will also participate in the Aman-15 exercise from February 2015. Navies from 72 countries have been invited to participate in the exercise.

The Aman naval exercise was last held in March 2013 in which navies of 29 countries participated. Aman-13 saw participation of 12 ships from 10 different countries and nine special operation teams from six different countries. 36 observers from 21 countries also participated in Aman-13.

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