To enhance professional skills and interoperability, Pakistan and the Turkish Navies took part in a bilateral exercise in the North Arabian Sea, according to a Pakistan Navy spokesman. Turkish Navy Ship TCG BURGAZADA has visited Karachi port and engaged in a bilateral naval Exercise dubbed as TURGUTREIS–VII.
Two countries took part in a bilateral exercise comprising operations including:
- Defense against asymmetric attacks
- Visit board search and seizure
- Air defense exercises
- Joint coordinated patrol
For skills enhancement, the Forces also conducted joint patrolling in the Arabian Sea. Both sides also visited the mausoleum of Pakistani founder Quaid-e-Azam to pay homage to the Father of the Nation.
According to the Naval spokesperson, The visit of a Turkish Navy Ship to the South Asian country is a manifestation of strong ties between the two countries and the drills are a testimony of Pakistan Navy’s resolve towards regional peace and maintenance of order at sea