Pakistan Navy will be hosting a major multinational maritime ‘AMAN Exercise 2019’ in the beginning of the next year.

  1. The final planning conference was held in Karachi on Tuesday.
  2. Forty one representatives of participating countries attended the conference.
  3. According to Pakistan Navy spokesperson, the exercises will play an important role for formation of a joint strategy and consensus approach for global maritime security.
  4. The basic purpose of the exercises include enhancement of professional expertise in capability of joint operations and regional peace and security.
  5. The spokesperson for the Navy said naval forces from across the world will be participating in the AMAN Exercises with Pakistan Navy’s declared resolve of ‘Unity for Peace.
  6. Pakistan Navy has been conducting multinational Naval exercise AMAN since 2007.
  7. Naval Chief Admiral Zafar Mehmood Abbasi said Pakistan Navy is confronted with emerging challenges of deterring terrorism at sea, curbing piracy in the region and carrying out maritime security operations.
  8. He emphasized that we should also be cognizant of threats posed by hybrid warfare and cyber crime.