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Chinese naval fleet heads for multinational maritime exercise in Pakistan

According to a news published by Daily Pakistan on February 12, 2021, a fleet of the People's Liberation Army Navy set off for Pakistan to attend a multilateral joint naval exercise at the invitation of the Pakistani navy.


According to a news published by Daily Pakistan on February 12, 2021, a fleet of the People's Liberation Army Navy set off for Pakistan to attend a multilateral joint naval exercise at the invitation of the Pakistani navy.
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It is the eighth time for a Chinese naval fleet to participate in such exercises organized by the Pakistani navy, which are aimed at strengthening exchanges and friendly interactions with navies of relevant countries, said the statement.

The Aman-2021 multinational maritime exercise is commencing in Karachi and in the Pakistani waters from February 11. The 6-day exercise Aman-2021 has the slogan ‘Together for Peace” and will have two phases, a harbor phase and a sea phase. The exercise is being participated by 45 countries along with their surface and air assets, special operation forces, marine teams, senior officers and observers.

AMAN (Peace), a major multinational exercise is a biennial event organised every two years since 2007. All the participating navies had the common objective of ensuring peace and freedom in maritime arena to provide safe and un interrupted flow of trade.

The word AMAN means ‘Peace’ and the slogan of the exercise is ‘Together for Peace’. A total 45 countries have committed to take part. A total eleven ships from China, Japan, Russian Federation, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, UK, and USA will participate along with 112 officials of participating countries as observers.