Karachi, March 06, 2013 (PPI-OT): Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad Asif Sandila today visited different ships of foreign navies participating in the Multinational Exercise AMAN-13.
Upon his arrival, the Naval Chief was presented guard of honor by smartly turned out contingents of the respective ships. He met officers and men onboard and appreciated their participation in this international exercise.
The Naval Chief visited ships of friendly countries of Turkey, China, UAE, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, UK, Australia, Bangladesh and Italy where he was briefed on the operational capabilities of the visiting navies. While recording his remarks in the visitors’ book, the Naval Chief stated that the exercise AMAN would further strengthen ties among the participating navies and help devise a common strategy to curb the menace of terrorism at high seas.
During his visit to Chinese navy ship, Admiral Sandila observed that Pakistan and China enjoy long standing friendly ties. He hoped that these cordial relations would be further consolidated and mutual cooperation in defence sector would also be enhanced in future.
Meanwhile friendly matches of football, basketball and squash were also played among the participating navies.
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