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    'Aman-2009 takes Pakistan into naval diplomacy era’

    Updated at: 1452 PST, Thursday, March 05, 2009

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    KARACHI: Pakistan Navy’s multinational Naval Peace Exercise "Aman 09" began here on Thursday.

    According to Pakistan Navy spokesman, formal inauguration of “Aman 09” will take place at Karachi Dockyard today.

    The navies of 38 countries of the region and the world are participating in these exercises. Out of these 38 countries, the naval forces of 11 countries are going to actively participate in the exercises with their battleships, maritime aircraft, sailors, and other special forces. The international maritime manoeuvres will continue till March 14.

    The spokesman said that extensive briefing and debriefing sessions would be held before and after the main sea manoeuvres phase of the exercise in order to enhance understanding and information regarding operations of different navies among the participants. Bahria University will also hold an international maritime conference on the sidelines of the Aman exercise.

    He said that geographically Pakistan is located at an important maritime location where its naval forces have been operating at the frontlines to combat international sea menaces of pirates, drug and human trafficking, and terrorism.

    He said the epicentre of the international maritime threat in the shape of pirates had moved closer to the region, and the Pakistan Navy has to spare its assets to actively participate in international naval operations against the pirates operating near the Gulf of Aden.

    The 15 warships other than that of the Pakistan Navy will take part in the Aman-09 exercises. More than 2,000 sailors of different navies taking active part in the manoeuvres will also be arriving at the PN’s Karachi Dockyard. Besides, 46 observers from naval forces of 27 countries have come to the Karachi harbours to monitor the maritime exercise.

    The countries whose navies are actively participating in the Aman-09 exercise include Australia, Bangladesh, China, France, Japan, Kuwait, Malaysia, Nigeria, Turkey, United States, and United Kingdom.


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    Pakistan's AMAN 09 multinational exercise enters sea phase


    2009-03-09

    KARACHI, Pakistan, March 9 (Xinhua) -- Warships from a dozen of countries Monday began their second phase of the two-week-long AMAN 09 military exercise at the Arabia Sea off the southern Pakistani port of Karachi.

    From March 9 to 12, some 20 warships will carry out exercises like going past mines, anti-terror operations, shooting floating objects, search and rescue, night encounter exercise, and cross deck landings by helicopter, according to sources close to AMAN 09,which is Urdu meaning Peace.

    Senior Captain Mei Wen and Commander Li Ping of China's navy "Guangzhou" destroyer told Xinhua that China had sent its naval ship and special forces to the AMAN 09 exercise only to show its goodwill for peace and its responsibility to maintain world peace and stability as a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council. They said that China had adhered to its policy of peaceful development and the Chinese navy wished to broaden exchanges and cooperation with other navies.

    This is the second exercise in the AMAN series. The slogan of the exercise is "Together for Peace".

    The first series of AMAN exercises were held in March 2007 with the participation of 14 ships from Bangladesh, China, France, Italy, Malaysia, the United Kingdom and the United States navies.


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    2nd phase of Aman ’09 begins

    KARACHI: The second phase of Pakistan Navy’s multinational Naval Peace Exercise ‘Aman (Peace) 09’ began in the Arabian Sea off Karachi Port from Monday.

    From March 9 to 12, twenty warships from twelve countries will carry out exercises that include going past mines, anti-terror operations, shooting floating objects, search and rescue, night encounter exercises and cross deck landings by helicopters.

    This is the second exercise in the Aman series and has the slogan, ‘Together for Peace’. The first series of Aman exercises were held in March 2007 with the participation of 14 naval ships from China, France, United States, United Kingdom, Italy, Malaysia and Bangladesh. ppi


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    KARACHI: Pakistan Navy’s multinational deep-sea exercises ‘AMAN 09’ entering into its third phase has kicked off here today.Warships from a dozen of countries Monday began their third phase of the two-week-long AMAN 09 military exercise at the Arabian Sea off the southern Pakistani port of Karachi.

    From March 5 to 14, some 20 warships will carry out exercises like going past mines, anti-terror operations, shooting floating objects, search and rescue, night encounter exercise, and cross deck landings by helicopter, according to sources close to AMAN 09.

    This is the third exercise in the AMAN series, the largest multinational exercise in Pakistan history. The slogan of the exercise is “Together for Peace”, which is being participated by the delegates of 38 countries, while the warships of nine countries and special forces of five besides Pakistan Navy are engaged in this exercise.

    Among the 21 warships, thirteen warships from US, France, Britain, China, Australia and other countries, while Pakistan Navy’s eight ships are also participating in the exercises.
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    Aman 09 Naval exercise will have far reaching impact: Defence Minister
    KARACHI, March 11 (APP): The Exercise Aman 09 being hosted by Pakistan Navy will have a far reaching impact in furthering the cause of peace and maritime security. This was stated by the Defence Minister, Choudhry Ahmed Mukhtar, on Wednesday.

    He was talking to media-persons on board PNS Nasr as he witnessed the sea phase of the Exercise Aman 09. As many as 34 countries are participating in the event.

    The Exercise commenced from March 5 and will last up to March 14 with the sea phase of the event began from March 9 and will conclude on March 12.

    The Defence Minister said that the cohesion between Pakistan and other countries is on the increase.

    He stated that the countries that are taking part in the Exercise Aman 09 can extend assistance in case of any need or any disaster or emergency such as tsunami etc.

    Ahmed Mukhtar was of the view that this exercise was also an important one in terms of synchronization. This also helps enhance the image of Pakistan abroad.

    He also believed that this very exercise would help produce very good results. A lot of importance is being given to this exercise.

    Defence Minister was of the view that everybody would be happy on the success of this event.

    To a question, he said that Pakistan is acquiring more frigates from China and getting other defence equipment from the United States.

    To another question, Ahmed Mukhtar said that Pakistan Navy will soon send its ship to participate in the fight against piracy in Somalia.

    He said that we all should together meet the challenge of piracy and the maritime security.

    Replying to another question, he highlighted the significance of the Gwadar Port especially for the future transport of goods to China.

    To another question, the Defence Minister said that Pakistan and China are very close friends and our friendship is time tested.

    The Chief of the Naval Staff, Admiral Noman Bashir, told mediamen that the significance of the Exercise Aman 09 was tremendous.


    He stated that Pakistan Navy has taken the initiative to get all the participating countries together so as to be able to pool the resources and fight the common menace such as terrorism, piracy, drug trafficking, human smuggling etc.

    The Naval Chief said that the exercise helps us to operate together, understand each other, devise tactics to meet these emerging challenges.

    He stated that there are common challenges such as terrorism, piracy and illegal activities at sea and as such we have common challenges and enemies such as these so it is important that we get together to face these common enemies.

    Replying a question, Admiral Noman Bashir said that the role of the navy is very important in fighting terrorism as sea is a very huge area and to be able to guard the sea a lot of resources are required and no single country can pool enough resources to be able to check this thing. Therefore, it is important that all the countries that feel that this menace needs to be checked pool their resources, work together.

    He said that in the Exercise Aman 09 as many as 34 countries are taking part as they are convinced that Pakistan Navy is an effective and efficient force in this region.

    The Naval Chief said that as the name Aman suggests we want that there be peace in the region and for this very purpose we have to undertake joint efforts.

    He also described the Exercise Aman 09 as the very successful event.

    Those who witnessed Exercise 09 on board PNS Nasr on Wednesday included the Federal Minister Qamar uz Zaman Kaira, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee, Gen. Tariq Majeed, Secretary Defence Gen. (Retd) Athar Ali, Corps commander Lt. Gen. Shahid Iqbal, Foreign Secretary Salman Bashir, Vice Chief of Naval Staff Vice-Admiral Asaf Humayun, Commander Pakistan Fleet Rear Admiral Asif Sandhila, members of diplomatic corps.

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    We should participate in anti piracy missions in Somalia
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    it would be good for Pakistan image --- but the problem is that these missions dont come for free.....

    if we are not holding the good-old fashioned March 23 parade for 'fiscal austerity' purposes --- then it wouldnt be very 'austere' to have frigates monitoring the troubled waters of Aden.


    and believe me --- i agree with you. I wish we did. It would be fun to watch indians blowing up more un-armed Thai trawlers :rofl:

    (and of course paint ourself as a responsible country dedicated to world peace --such as our Pakbat and other UN missions......given the amount of horrible PR we are getting lately)
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    by the way --- can someone please help me find pics of the ongoing exercizes? a lot of ppl want to see them. My Turkish colleagues here are interested to see them.
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    Naval exercise Aman-09 concludes

    Sunday, March 15, 2009
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    The lowering of multinational flags at the Pakistan Navy Dockyard on Saturday marked the conclusion of the 10-day long naval exercise Aman-2009. The commanding officers of the ships, their crew, air crew and Special Forcesí personnel attended the ceremony and presented a salute for the symbolic culmination of the large-scale exercise.

    Commander of the Pakistani Destroyer Squadron, Commodore Kamran Khan thanked all the countries for actively participating in Aman-09 for a common cause to join hands towards promotion of peace.

    Commanding Officer of US Ship Lake Champlan, Captain Kevin P. Campbell, termed Pakistan Navy as one of the finest navies in the world with excellent professional skills and operating procedures. He said that participation in the exercise was an opportunity and operating in the warm waters of the Arabian Sea was a great experience.

    British Ship Portland Commanding Officer, Commander Timothy Henry considered it an honour to come back again to Pakistan for the maritime experiences. Commanding Officer of Bangladesh Navy Ship Abu Bakr, Commander Salim Raza Haroon, expressed his delight to be a part of the exercise armada.

    The US Coast Guard Ship Boutwell Commanding Officer, Captain Kevin J. Cavanaugh, appreciated various cultural activities during the exercise which revealed a lot of common points between the nations despite the geographical distance of thousands of miles.

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    Aman-2009 multinational naval exercise organized by Pakistan Navy
    CONCEPT

    Exercise AMAN 09 was designed to develop and improve Response Tactics, Techniques and Procedures (RTTP) with focus on GWOT,based on offensive and defensive operations to protect SLOCs and port infrastructure of a country against asymmetric threat.

    OBJECTIVES

    1.Refine C3 procedures and tactics.

    2.Improve inter-operability and tactical proficiency.

    3.Conduct defense of port infrastructure including anchorage against an asymmetric threat.
    4.Promote ASuW / Air operations and its related interoperability between the participating units.

    5.Develop common tactics against asymmetric air, surface, and mine threats
    6.Integration of MPAs and Fighters into various type of exercises.

    7.Demonstration of MCM capabilities through conduct of MCM operations in a potentially hostile air and surface environment.

    Media personnel performed a sea drill at the conclusion of the Aman-2009 multinational naval exercise, thereby becoming part of the exercises. They were taken onboard two Pakistan Navy (PN) main warships, PNS Tippu Sultan and PNS Tariq, to witness the first day of the operational sea of the Aman exercise that remained in progress from March 9 to March 12.Out of the 38 countries from different regions, navies of 11 countries actively participated in the Aman 2009 maritime exercise, bringing their ships, aircraft, naval officers, and sailors.

    Eight warships of Pakistan Navy and 11 other ships from navies of the USA, the UK, Bangladesh, China, Australia, France and Malaysia were present on the first day of the operational sea phase of Aman exercise.In the evening, these ships also took part in a surface firing competition in the open sea. The main surface guns of ships fired at a glowing target in the open sea dropped at a distance of seven to eight Nautical Miles.

    As the two PN warships, of type-21 class and Britain made, had to remain in the open seas during four days of operational phase of the Aman, news personnel were shifted from PNS Tippu Sultan and PNS Tariq to two missile boats of PN for their return journey to the naval dockyard at the Karachi port. This shifting – in maritime and naval warfare terms – is called Personnel Replenishment at sea between ships.The personnel replenishment exercise in the open sea took place through small “Zulu” boats. A wooden ship ladder and two ropes hanging seaward vertically from the ship were used to help descending journalists; an activity demanding mental alertness and physical balance to enable them to safely get down onto the small rubber-inflated boats.


    It took at least 90 minutes for the crews of PNS Tippu Sultan and PNS Tariq and those riding the Zulu boats including the PN divers to ensure the safe transfer of journalists from the ships to the missile boats.Officials and sailors at the warships and missile boats said that the phenomenally calm and smooth sea conditions during personnel replenishment were instrumental in the safe vessel-to-vessel transfer of media personnel, which included a female journalist.PN spokesman Commander Salman Ali said that by involving the media in the personnel replenishment exercise between ships, they were given a chance to have a glimpse of the outstanding mental and physical alertness, fitness, and determined ruggedness required of the seafarers associated with the country’s naval force.

    The dropping of PN commandos on deck of moving ships through Sea King helicopters was also highly appreciated by news personnel.Lieutenant Zia, who led the squad of Special Service Group of the navy which landed on PNS Tippu Sultan, said that the aerial dropping technique of commandos, which is otherwise called Visit Boat Search and Seize operation against enemy ships, had attained salience once again in the backdrop of international maritime efforts against pirates operating off the coast of Somalia.The visiting newsmen also witnessed joint flypast by helicopters, maritime surveillance aircraft and fighter jets from Pakistan Navies and naval forces of other participating countries. The participation of P-3C Orion of the Japanese navy and Mirage-5 fighter jets of No. 8 Squadron of PN were the distinguishing features of the flypast.

    Alouette helicopters of PN performed deck landing on warships. Helicopters of other participating naval forces performed cross deck landing on each other’s ships.Talking to media personnel, Commanding Officer of PNS Tippu Sultan Captain Zubair Shafique said that warships from different navies of the world had been participating in the sea exercise to understand operational procedures utilised by other naval forces against common maritime threats.He added that the joint exercise would help in increasing interoperability of various naval forces against common maritime menaces of terrorism, piracy, drug, and human smuggling.
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    does submarines participates in this exercise