China and Pakistan Holding Joint Naval Exercises

China and Pakistan Holding Joint Naval Exercises


The eighth edition of the five-day AMAN-23 multinational naval exercises kicked off in the Arabian Sea on Friday. The event, which is hosted by Pakistan, included naval vessels, aircraft, special operations forces, marines, and sailors from around 50 countries participating. Held every two years, this event is focused on promoting maritime security with the assistance of regional and international partners to confront piracy and terrorism, but also to stop the flow of narcotics and arms trafficking, and further confront climate change. Its motto is “Together for Peace” – as AMAN means “Peace” in Sanskrit and Urdu.
While this year’s exercise includes vessels and other elements from the navies of the United States, Tur …

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