PNS Zulfiqar with an embarked helicopter as well as a Maritime Patrol Aircraft is participating in multinational exercise MAVI Balina-2020 held from 30 October to 10 November 2020 in Eastern Mediterranean based from Aksaz Naval base and Dalaman Air Base of Turkey.
In addition to Turkey & Pakistan, ships and aircraft of Bulgaria, Romania, Spain, Italy, & USA are participating. Aim of Mavi Balina is to provide an advd trg opportunity in various aspects of Anti Submarine Warfare & submarine support operations in a multi-threat environment.
Pakistan Navy has been regularly participating in exercise Mavi Balina. PNS Zulfiqar participation is manifestation of the strong bond that the two navies enjoy. Turkish Navy is expected to participate in upcoming multinational naval exercise AMAN to by Pakistan Navy next year.
First Secretary (Press)
Embassy of Pakistan