Friday, February 21, 2020

46-Nations to participate in naval drill “Aman 2019” from tomorrow

Featured

China: Corona virus death toll rises to 2239, and 75,567 infections

China’s National Health Committee announced on Friday that it has received reports of 889 new confirmed cases of the...

A major reshuffle in the British Government

Several British government ministers have been fired in a drastic reshuffle by Prime Minister Boris Johnson. The list includes...

WHO: China-led expert team to investigate coronavirus

The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Sunday that a team of international experts led by the organization has...
Zubair Yaqoob
Zubair Yaqoob
The author has diversified experience in investigative journalism. He is Chief content editor at wnobserver.com He can be reached at: [email protected]
Multi-nation naval exercise Aman 2019 will begin from Tomorrow. The naval drill from Feb 08 to 12 will be participated by the navies of 46 countries, Commander Pakistan Fleet Vice Admiral Muhammad Amjad Khan Niazi said in a press briefing on Thursday.

 

Pakistan has been hosting the multi-national naval drill ‘Aman’ since 2007. In the first exercise 28 countries had participated with their ships, aircraft and observers.

Vice Admiral Amjad Niazi said 46 countries will participate in this Aman 2019 exercise. These countries will send their ships, aircraft, Special Forces and marine troops.

In addition, senior naval officers and other delegates will participate as observers.

The exercise will be held in two phases from Feb 8-12. The harbour phase of the drill will continue from 08 to 10 February, while the second phase will be held in the sea till Feb 12.

The World Maritime Conference will also be held during the Aman naval exercise. The vice admiral said that separate drills will also be held with Turkey, Malaysia and Sri Lanka, while a drill also decided with Oman.

Vice Admiral Niazi said Pakistan has signed an agreement with China for four new ships apart of purchasing eight submarines. “We are also purchasing ships from Turkey,” Niazi said.

Twelve modern gunboats would also be added to the fleet, the vice admiral said. President Arif Alvi will be the chief guest in Aman 2019 naval exercise, he added.

The objectives of the naval exercise include projecting a positive image of Pakistan as a country contributing towards regional peace and stability, consolidating the position of Pakistan Navy in the regional maritime arena, enhancing interoperability with regional and extra regional navies and displaying of united resolve against maritime terrorism and piracy.

 

Zubair Yaqoob
Zubair Yaqoob
The author has diversified experience in investigative journalism. He is Chief content editor at wnobserver.com He can be reached at: [email protected]

Latest News

Reports of Russian intervention supporting Trump in the US 2020 elections

Informed sources reported that Shelby Pearson, the chief election security official in US intelligence, had warned lawmakers that Russian...

China: Corona virus death toll rises to 2239, and 75,567 infections

China’s National Health Committee announced on Friday that it has received reports of 889 new confirmed cases of the new Corona virus, and 118...

Confirmed Coronavirus cases in Japan increased to 621

The Japanese authorities announced the registration of 79 new confirmed cases of coronavirus on the ship "Diamond Princess", bringing the number of confirmed cases...

A major reshuffle in the British Government

Several British government ministers have been fired in a drastic reshuffle by Prime Minister Boris Johnson. The list includes the names of: Sajid Javid,...

Canadian Prime Minister chairs a meeting to discuss Coronavirus

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has convened an Incident Response Team meeting to discuss progress in the Canadian government’s response to the new Corona...

Related News