Multinational maritime drill ‘Aman-21’ ends with international fleet review

Aman-21 will pave the way to make the region more peaceful and secure, says President Alvi


News Desk February 16, 2021
President Arif Alvi, COAS Gen Qamar Bajwa, Sindh CM Murad Ali Shah among others witnessing International Fleet Review during Aman-21 multinational exercise. PHOTO: ISPR

The multinational maritime exercise, Aman-21, culminated on Tuesday in the north Arabian Sea with a graceful conduct of International Fleet Review (IFR) followed by spectacular forming up of Aman formation comprising Pakistan Navy and foreign warships.

President Dr Arif Alvi graced the occasion as chief guest, Director General Inter-Services Public Relations (DG ISPR) said in a statement.

 

Upon arrival on board Pakistan Navy Ship MOAWIN, the president was received by Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad Amjad Khan Niazi.

Federal ministers Ali Zaidi, Zubaida Jalal Khan, Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee General Nadeem Raza, Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa and Chief of Air Staff Mujahid Anwar Khan were also present on the occasion.

In addition, ambassadors, high commissioners, senior military officers, defence and naval attaches from various countries also witnessed the event.

President Alvi observed various operational manoeuvres and drills during the IFR. The fleet review also featured an impressive fly past by Pakistan Navy, Pakistan Air Force and participating foreign aircraft followed by Man and Cheership by participating ships.

The exercise culminated with the participating ships forming up in traditional `AMAN Formation' to signify unity and collective resolve, the military’s media wing said.

The president congratulated Pakistan Navy for successfully hosting Aman-21 and reaffirming Pakistan's resolve for promoting peace and security in the region.

The chief guest thanked the participating regional and extra-regional navies for displaying their commitment to collaborative maritime security despite Covid-19 pandemic. President Alvi emphasised that Aman-21 will pave the way to make the region more peaceful and secure with combined efforts by all stakeholders.

The naval thanked the president for gracing the International Fleet Review with his presence and assured that Pakistan Navy will continue to play active role in enhancing regional maritime security individually and in collaboration with partner navies.

During multinational naval exercise, up to 45 countries participated in the exercise with their naval warships, aircraft, special operation forces and a large number of observers.

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