Pakistan Navy’s Aman 2021 exercise concludes with international fleet review
Pakistan Navy’s multinational military exercise Aman-21 in the Arabian Sea concluded on February 16 with an impressive international fleet review in which foreign ships joined Pakistan.
Over 40 countries including the United States, United Kingdom, Russia, China, Turkey and others participated in the biennial exercise, with their sending vessels, aircraft, and special operation forces.
Organized under the slogan, ‘Together for Peace,’ the exercise is aimed at “fostering international cooperation to fight piracy, terrorism, and other crimes,” which pose a threat to maritime security. The naval drills also offered Russia and NATO members an opportunity to engage militarily.
Pakistan’s President Dr. Arif Alvi, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee General Nadeem Raza, all services chiefs, several federal ministers, foreign military officials and envoys attended the closing ceremony.
Several operational maneuvers and drills were also after the international fleet review which also featured a flypast by the Pakistan Navy, Pakistan Air Force as well as participating foreign aircraft.
The exercise came to an end with ships of Pakistan Navy and participating countries forming the traditional Aman formation “to signify unity and collective resolve”.
President Alvi congratulated the Navy on hosting another successful Aman event, reaffirming the country’s “resolve for promoting peace and security”. He expressed the hope that the Aman exercise will pave the way to regional peace and security.