Multinational naval train 'Aman-17' begins in Karachi

Multinational naval train ‘Aman 2017’ organised by Pakistan Military has commenced immediately (Friday). The train can be held from 10th to 14th Feb 17.
Naval platforms of 9 collaborating nations arrived in Karachi on Thursday to take part within the train.
Being held since 2007, Aman 2017 is fifth multinational train of Aman collection. Navies of 37 nations are collaborating within the drill, out of which 9 nations are collaborating with naval property together with Australia, China, Indonesia, Turkey, Sri Lanka, UK, USA, Japan and Russia.
 
Upon arrival, the visiting ships got a heat welcome by senior Pakistan Navy officers amid catchy tunes of nationwide songs, performed by PN band. Officers of the consulates of visiting nations have been additionally current on the event.
Throughout this train collaborating items will rehearse numerous naval operations to boost mutual understanding and regional stability. Purpose of this multinational train is to show united resolve in opposition to terrorism and crimes in maritime area.
The train may also assist in enhancing Pakistan Navy’s interoperability with regional and further regional navies thereby performing as a bridge between the areas.
Introduction of Train AMAN
Train AMAN-07 was held in March 2007 which was an enormous success. Throughout AMAN-07, 14 Ships of Bangladesh, China, France, Italy, Malaysia, UK and USA Navies participated. In addition to, SOF/EOD groups from Bangladesh and Turkey additionally participated in SOF Workouts and 21 nations attended the Train as observer.
Train AMAN-09 was held in March 2009. Throughout this Train 23 ships, 13 Aircrafts and 9 SOF groups of Australia, Bangladesh, China, France, Japan, Malaysia, UK and Nigeria, Turkey and USA participated. Observers from 27 nations additionally attended the train.
Train AMAN-11 was carried out from 8-12 March 2011 and 28 nations participated with naval property and observers. Whole 11 ships from Australia, China, France, Indonesia, Italy, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia and USA took half in train. Three plane from Australia & Japan and 03 SOF/EOD/Marines groups from China, Turkey and USA additionally participated throughout the train. Forty three observers of 26 nations participated in AMAN-11.
Train AMAN-13 was carried out from 4-Eight March 2013. Navies of 29 nations participated with naval property and observers. Whole 12 ships from 10 totally different nations, 9 SOF/EOd groups from 6 totally different nations and 36 observers from 21 nations took half in train.
Train AMAN-15 was scheduled to be held in Feb 15. 13 ships, 02 plane, 14 SOF/EOD/Marines groups and greater than 60 observers from 34 nations had confirmed their participation within the train. Solely Worldwide Maritime Convention was carried out.
Train AMAN-17 has been scheduled in North Arabian Sea from 10-14 Feb 2017. Navies of 71 nations have been invited to take part. That is the sixth train of AMAN collection. AMAN is an Urdu phrase that means “PEACE” and slogan of AMAN train is “Collectively For Peace”.

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