German Navy’s long range maritime patrol aircraft P3C paid a visit to naval air base PNS MEHRAN, Karachi. This visit by the German Navy is a manifestation of good bilateral relations and a desire to find new vistas to further strengthen defense ties between the two navies.
Upon arrival at PNS MEHRAN, the German naval crew was warmly welcomed by Commanding Officer and crew of 28 Maritime Strike Squadron. The visit programme included professional interactions with the German crew through discussions on maritime domain including maritime interdictory operations (MIO), search & rescue (SAR), anti-submarine warfare, surveillance and aviation operations’ training methodologies. The P3C crew from both German and Pakistan Navy was joined by staff of Pakistan naval fleet for a dinner hosted at German Consulate, Karachi to commemorate this visit. The German contingent also visited Maritime and PAF Museums to learn more about Pakistan Navy and Pakistan Air Force. The conclusion of the visit was marked by a farewell dinner hosted by Commander Naval Aviation in the honor of the German contingent.
The call on by German Navy’s P3C aircraft is reflective of maritime partnership between both navies. This visit will further foster Pakistan Navy’s bilateral relations with German Navy in diverse avenues.
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