'Aman-17' int'l joint naval exercise kicks off in Pakistan
( Source: China Military ) 2017-February-13 18:01
KARACHI, PAKISTAN, Feb. 13 (ChinaMil) -- The four-day "Aman-17" (Aman means peace in Urdu) international joint naval exercise kicked off in Karachi, Pakistan, and its adjacent waters, Feb. 10, local time.
Various types of warships from China, Russia, Pakistan, the US, Australia and other countries carried out the joint exercise centering on about 20 subjects, such as warships formation maneuver, joint Search & Rescue (SAR) Operations and air defense training.
Commander of the Pakistani navy fleet read out the congratulatory telegram from the Chief of Pakistani Navy Staff at the opening ceremony.
Rear Admiral Bai Yaoping, commander of the 24th escort taskforce of the Navy of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA), and senior military officers of other countries attended the flag-raising ceremony.
After the opening ceremony, commanding officers of the 24th escort taskforce of the PLA Navy met with officials from the Pakistan Navy.
This joint exercise was made up of three stages, namely the harbor frontage stage, offshore stage and Marine Corps' anti-terrorism demonstration stage.
Participating countries' national flags are raised during the opening ceremony of the four-day "Aman-17" international joint naval exercise in Karachi, Pakistan, Feb. 10, local time. (photo/ 81.cn)