On July 5, 2013, Commander, Combined Task Force (CTF) 151, Commodore Muhammad Ihsan Qadir SI Pakistan Navy (M), met with Commander, CTF 150, Captain Hervé Bléjean of the French Navy. The meeting between the two task force commanders took place at sea onboard TCG GÖKSU (F-497), the CTF 151 flagship. The Commanding Officer of TCG GÖKSU, Commander Ahmet Gül Turkish Navy, and the CTF 151 Chief of Staff, Captain Khalid Pervez Pakistan Navy, also attended the meeting.
CTF 151 and CTF 150 are organized and operated under the command of the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF), which is headquartered in Bahrain. CMF is a coalition of 29 nations dedicated to securing and stabilizing the maritime environment across a huge area – spanning from the Arabian Gulf to the Suez Canal in the north and from Pakistan to Kenya in the south. CTF 150’s mission focuses on counter-terrorism operations, whereas CTF…
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