Five-day multinational naval exercises begins in Arabian Sea

10 Feb, 2017 9:47 am

KARACHI (92 News) – Five-day multinational Naval Exercises ‘AMAN 2017’ have begun in the Arabian Sea on Friday.

The commander of Pakistan Fleet Vice Admiral Arifullah Hussaini inaugurated the exercise by hoisting national flag at Karachi dockyard.

Addressing the ceremony, Vice Admiral said that the exercise will help in competing human trafficking, smuggling of narcotics and terrorism in the region.

He said that Pak Navy has played a vital role in the region to ensure safe passage for cargo ships.

The exercises aim to display united resolve against terrorism and crimes in maritime domain.

It will also help enhance Pakistan Navy’s interoperability with regional and extra-regional navies thereby acting as a bridge between the regions.

Navies of 36 countries including Australia, China, Indonesia, Turkey, Sri Lanka, the United Kingdom, the United States, Japan and Russia are participating in the drills with naval assets.

Upon arrival, the visiting warships were given a warm welcome by senior officials of Pakistan Navy.

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