German Navy P3C Aircraft visits Naval Air Base, Mehran

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Islamabad:     (Parliament Times)    German Navy P3C (Long Range Maritime Patrol) aircraft’s visit to
Naval Air Base PNS MEHRAN has concluded. This goodwill visit by the German Navy
aircraft is a manifestation of good bilateral relations and a desire to find new vistas to further
strengthen the defense ties between the two navies.
Upon arrival at PNS MEHRAN, German Navy P3C Crew was warmly welcomed by
Commanding Officer and crew of 28 Maritime Strike Squadron. Visit programme of the
German P3C included various professional and social interactions with German crew through
table top discussions on professional domains including Maritime Interdictory Operations
(MIO), Search & Rescue (SAR), Anti-Submarine Warfare, Surveillance and Aviation
Operations training methodologies. German Navy and Pakistan Navy P3Cs crews along with
Pakistan Navy Fleet staff, attended a dinner hosted at German Consulate, Karachi. German
contingent also visited Maritime and PAF Museums to learn about Pakistan Navy and
Pakistan Air Force historic achievements. A farewell dinner in the honor of German
contingent was also hosted by Commander Naval Aviation.
Visit of German Navy’s P3C aircraft is reflective of maritime partnership between
Pakistan Navy and German Navy. It is believed that current visit of German Navy P3C to
Pakistan will further foster Pakistan Navy's bilateral relations with German Navy in diverse
avenues.