Aman-2021 to counter crime, terrorism in maritime domain: CJCSC

Gen Nadeem witnesses maritime counter-terrorism demonstration held on day 3 of military drills in Arabian Sea


News Desk February 14, 2021
Military and naval officers witnessing parachuting on Day 3 of Aman-2021 exercise in Arabian Sea. PHOTO: ISPR

Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC) General Nadeem Raza on Sunday said the multinational naval exercise Aman-2021 will promote regional cooperation and stability, greater interoperability, and a united resolve against terrorism and crimes in maritime domain.

“Aman-2021 successfully exhibits efforts made by Pakistan in line with our vision for regional peace and stability,” the CJCSC said while witnessing the maritime counter-terrorism demonstration, a part of Aman-21 being held in Pakistan’s Arabian Sea at PNS Qasim, Manora.

Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad Amjad Khan Niazi also graced the occasion with his presence.

 

Forty-five countries are participating with ships, aircraft, special operations forces/maritime teams and observers in the seventh edition of the week-long exercise being conducted under the slogan ‘Together for Peace’.

The CJCSC lauded the professionalism of participants and appreciated efforts of Pakistan Navy in conducting the multinational exercise in a befitting manner.

He also emphasised that Pakistan is demonstrating its commitment to forge peaceful co-existence and shared global cooperation.

Gen Nadeem also witnessed an impressive International Bands Display presented by bands of the participating countries of Aman-21, aiming to connect the countries through cultural legacies.

The military bands from Sri Lanka, Tri Services of Pakistan, Sindh Rangers and Coast Guard played traditional and military tunes. The fascinating melodies were appreciated by the audience.

Besides, an enthralling Special Rifle Drill by Pak Marine was also a part of the event displaying excellent performance of spins and expert manoeuvres.

During exercise, CNS Admiral Amjad was called on by Commander Royal Jordanian Naval Force Col Hisham Khaleel Mubarak Aljarrah, Commander Djibouti Coast Guard Col Waiss Omar Bogoreh, Deputy Chief of Russian Navy HQ Rear Admiral Oleg Apishev, Flag Officer Commanding Sri Lankan Fleet Rear Admiral YMGB Jayathilake and Deputy Commander US NAVCENT Rear Admiral Curt Renshaw.

In addition, The CNS was also called on by Deputy Commander RSNF Eastern Fleet Rear Admiral Ahmed Bin Mohammad, Commander Brazilian Surface Fleet Rear Admiral Rogerio Da Rocha, in separate meetings.

 

Matters of defence collaborations and maritime security dynamics were discussed during the interactions. The naval chief thanked the dignitaries for participation in Aman-21 to enhance the collaborative efforts for peace and maritime security.

 

 

The naval chief also highlighted Pakistan Navy’s initiatives for ensuring maritime security and peace in the region through Regional Maritime Security Patrol (RMSP) and regular bilateral/ multilateral engagements with other countries.

The dignitaries lauded and acknowledged Pakistan Navy’s efforts and commitments in support of collaborative maritime security in the region and conduct of Aman-21.

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