KARACHI : Multinational naval exercise â€˜Aman 2017â€™ organised by Pakistan Army has commenced today (Friday). The exercise will be held from 10th to 14th Feb 17.
Naval platforms of nine participating countries arrived in Karachi on Thursday to participate in the exercise.
Being held since 2007, Aman 2017 is fifth multinational exercise of Aman series. Navies of 37 countries are participating in the drill, out of which nine countries are participating with naval assets including Australia, China, Indonesia, Turkey, Sri Lanka, UK, USA, Japan and Russia.
Upon arrival, the visiting ships were given a warm welcome by senior Pakistan Navy officials amid catchy tunes of national songs, played by PN band. Officials of the consulates of visiting countries were also present on the occasion.
During this exercise participating units will rehearse various naval operations to enhance mutual understanding and regional stability. Aim of this multinational exercise is to display united resolve against terrorism and crimes in maritime domain.
The exercise will also help in enhancing Pakistan Navyâ€™s interoperability with regional and extra regional navies thereby acting as a bridge between the regions.