Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC) General Nadeem Raza on Sunday witnessed maritime counter-terrorism demonstration, a part of multinational naval exercise titled ‘Aman-2021’ being held in Pakistan’s Arabian Sea.
“More than 40 countries are participating with ships, aircraft, special operations forces/maritime teams and observers in 7th edition of exercise being held in Pakistan (North Arabian Sea) from 11 to 16 February 2021,” said the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) in a statement.
General Nadeem Raza, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee witnessed conduct of Maritime Counter Terrorism demonstration as part of Naval Exercise AMAN-21. More than 40 countries are participating with Ships, Aircraft, Special Operations Forces / Maritime Teams (1/6)
— DG ISPR (@OfficialDGISPR) February 14, 2021
Aman is a major multinational exercise, organised by Pakistan Navy, every two years since 2007 aimed at practicing operational drills and manoeuvres countering non-traditional threats and improving upon joint operations at sea through effective Maritime Domain Awareness (MDA) with focus on enhancing operational skills and interoperability in a diverse maritime environment, it added.
The CJCSC lauded the professionalism of participants and appreciated efforts of Pakistan Navy in conducting the multinational exercise in a befitting manner.
The exercise would promote regional cooperation and stability, greater interoperability, and a united resolve against terrorism and crimes in maritime domain, Gen Nadeem was quoted by the military’s media wing as saying.
He also emphasised that Pakistan is demonstrating its commitment to forge peaceful co-existence and shared global cooperation.
“Aman-2021 successfully exhibits efforts made by Pakistan in line with our vision for regional peace and stability,” the CJCSC concluded.
Gen Nadeem also witnessed international band display by navies of different countries where CNS Admiral M Amjad Khan Niazi was also present, said the ISPR.
Separately, different foreign delegates, who are in Pakistan to attend naval exercise, called on Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad Amjad Khan Niazi.
Those who held meetings with the naval chief included Russian deputy naval chief, deputy commander of US New Cent, naval chief of Jordan, deputy commander of east fleet of Saudi navy, commander surface fleet of Brazil, flag officer commanding of Sri Lanka Navy and naval chief of Jaboti coast guard.
During the meetings, matters of mutual interests and the steps for joint maritime security were discussed.
On the occasion, the naval chief appreciated the participation of naval forces in the Aman-2021 exercise despite coronavirus pandemic.