ANKARA, 20 March 2015: Pakistan Navy War College (PNWC) delegation headed by Rear Admiral (LH) Mateen ur Rehman SI(M) visited Istanbul, Turkey from 13 to 18 March 2015. Pakistan Navy War College conducts courses for officers of the Pakistan Armed Forces and Military Officers from allied countries.  As part of its curriculum, the PNWC undertakes a foreign study tour of friendly countries. The PNWC delegation consisted of 20 members from currently ongoing course and included allied officers from four countries.

The PNWC delegation visited the Turkish War Academies and Turkish Naval Base at Gölcük, apart from visits to historical places in Istanbul including the Harbiye Military Museum and Naval Museum. The head of the PNWC delegation also called on heads of various organizations. Additionally, the visiting delegation had interaction with Turkey’s renowned think-tank Wise Men Centre for Strategic Studies (BILGESAM) in order to have an insight on the regional issues.

Pakistan and Turkish Navies enjoy strong bonds of brotherhood and close cooperation. The cooperation started with the provision of initial training to Pakistan Navy. Presently, both navies are conducting joint training, exercises, seminars and high-level visits including visits of chiefs of the two navies on a regular basis. The training/goodwill visits by the units of both the navies are also a regular feature. The study visit by the Pakistan Naval War College delegation contributed to further deepening the ongoing collaboration between the two fraternal countries