German marines visit PNS Mehran navy air base in Karachi
KARACHI: German long-range maritime patrol aircraft P3C visited PNS Mehran naval air base as a manifestation of good bilateral relations and to strengthen the defense ties between both countries.
Upon arrival at PNS Mehran, German navy P3C crew was warmly welcomed by commanding officer and crew of 28 Maritime Strike Squadron. German long-range maritime patrol aircraft P3C paid a three-day visit to PNS Mehran in Karachi during which matters of mutual interest and professional affairs were discussed.
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.
Farewell dinner in the honor of German contingent was also hosted by Commander Naval Aviation. German navy and Pakistan navy P3Cs crews along with Pakistan navy fleet staff attended a dinner hosted at German Consulate in Karachi.
German contingent also visited Maritime and PAF museums to learn about Pakistan navy and Pakistan Air Force historic achievements.
German navy aircraft concluded its visit to Pakistan today. 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.