AMAN 19, exercise by Pakistan Navy began from Friday (today) in Karachi.
AMAN 19, the multinational maritime exercise began from February 8, Friday. 46 countries are participating in the exercise. However, it is highly focused at enhancing maritime cooperation and the promotion of secured maritime environment. AMAN 19 began in 2007 and is conducting regularly after every 2 years.
Commander Pakistan Fleet Vice Admiral Amjad Niazi revealed that the exercise is arranged by Pakistan Navy and is aimed at conveying a message of peace to the world. He further added that the primary aim of this exercise is to provide a forum for an understanding of each other’s maritime concepts, operational cultures and identifying ways and means to combat common threats at sea.
Admiral Amjad Niazi said that at the heart of this entire endeavour is to work out possibilities for keeping the seas safe so that all positive maritime activities may go on without fear, threat or danger. Exercise AMAN signifies creation and sustenance of environment where navies from various countries can operate together.
AMAN 19 is based on 2 phases: harbour and sea phases. Harbour activities would include seminars, discussions and demonstrations.