Turkish Navy Ship, TCG BURGAZADA visited Karachi port and participated in a bilateral naval exercise, TURGUTREIS-VII. Earlier, the Turkish ship port-called Karachi harbor and was welcomed by senior officers of Pakistan Navy (PN) along with officials of Turkiye Consulate.
During the stay at the port, the Commanding Officer of Turkish ship called on Commander Pakistan Fleet; matters of mutual interest and bilateral collaboration were discussed. In the port activities, joint professional interactions including planning of bilateral exercise at sea, tabletop discussions on professional topics, sports and social events including wreath laying at Mausoleum of Quaid-i-Azam were conducted with an aim to strengthen mutual cooperation and integration between the two navies.
On the completion of port visit, PN and Turkish naval ship participated in a bilateral exercise TURGUTREIS-VII and conducted joint patrolling in North Arabian Sea to further hone the professional skills and enhance interoperability. The exercise comprised various naval operations including defense against asymmetric attacks, Visit Board Search and Seizure (VBSS), air defense exercises and joint coordinated patrol.
The visit of Turkish Navy ship to Pakistan is a manifestation of strong bilateral ties between the two countries and the exercise is a testimony of PN’s resolve towards regional peace and maintenance of order at sea.
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