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* Sri Lanka Navy takes part in Pakistan's AMAN-17 multinational naval exercise
Sun, Feb 12, 2017, 12:07 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Feb 12, Karachi: Sri Lanka Navy is taking part in Pakistan's AMAN-17 multinational naval exercise kicked off on February 10 in the North Arabian Sea in Karachi.

The multinational naval exercise is held from February 10 to 14 with the participation of 37 countries. Nine nations including Australia, China, Indonesia, Turkey, Sri Lanka, the United Kingdom, the United States, Japan and Russia are participating with warships or aircraft.

Sri Lanka Navy's Offshore Patrol Vessel, SLNS Samudura is joining the exercise with 186 Sri Lankan naval personnel and 8 Maldivian National Defense Force personnel.

Sri Lankan Navy Chief Vice Admiral Ravi Wijegunaratne as the Chief Guest graced a maritime counter terrorism demonstration on Saturday at Manora presented by the Special Operations Forces and Marines of Pakistan Navy as a part of the Multinational Exercise, according to the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), the media outlet of the Pakistan Armed Forces.

Under the auspices of Pakistan Navy and in tandem with AMAN-17, a three-day International Maritime Conference also commenced in Karachi yesterday. Eminent scholars from Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Thailand, UK, and USA have been invited to deliberate on the topic "Strategic Outlook in The Indian Ocean Region 2030 and Beyond - Evolving Challenges and Strategies".

Sri Lanka Navy Commander Vice Admiral Ravi Wijegunaratne speaking in the second session of the conference, as the chief guest appreciated the efforts of Pakistan Navy in holding AMAN-17 and conduct of the IMC.

The Sri Lankan Navy Chief also called on Pakistan's Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah in a separate meeting. During the meeting, the matters of bilateral naval collaboration and role of Pakistan Navy's effort in maintaining security and stability in Indian Ocean regions were discussed.

 


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