Japan is currently taking part in 37 nations’ Naval Exercise – AMAN 2017 organized by Pakistan Navy from 10-14 February 2017 at Karachi.
Being held since 2007, AMAN 17 is fifth multinational exercise of AMAN series. Navies of 37 countries are participating in AMAN 17, including UK, USA, Japan,Australia, China, Indonesia, Turkey, Sri Lanka, and Russia.
Upon arrival, the visiting ships were given a warm welcome by senior Pakistan Navy officials amid catchy tunes of national songs played by the Navy band. Officials of the consulates of visiting countries were also present on the occasion.
During this exercise, participating units will rehearse various naval operations to enhance mutual understanding and regional stability. Aim of this multinational exercise is to display united resolve against terrorism and crimes in maritime domain. The exercise will help in enhancing interoperability between participating friendly Navies.