Exercise Aman 2019

Together for Peace

Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi NI(M)

Chief of the Naval Staff


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AMAN


AMAN series of multinational exercises were started in 2007 with a view to promote regional cooperation and stability, greater interoperability and to display a united resolve against terrorism and crimes in maritime domain including Piracy. AMAN-19 is the sixth such exercise planned in 1st quarter 2019 at Karachi, Pakistan.

HISTORY

Exercise AMAN-19

Exercise AMAN-19 has been scheduled in North Arabian Sea in 1st quarter of 2019. Navies of 85 Countries have been invited to participate. This is the 7th exercise of AMAN series. AMAN is an Urdu word meaning “PEACE” and slogan of AMAN exercise is “Together for Peace”.

Exercise AMAN-17

Exercise AMAN-17 was conducted from 10-14 Feb 2017 and 34 countries participated with naval assets and observers. Total 12 ships from Australia, China, Indonesia, Russia, Sri Lanka, Turkey, UK and USA took part in exercise. 07 x aircraft from Australia, China, Japan, Russia, Turkey & UK and 09 SOF/ EOD/ Marines teams from China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Maldives, Russia, Sri Lanka, Turkey and UK also participated during the exercise. 67 x observers of 34 countries participated in AMAN-17.

Exercise AMAN-15

Exercise AMAN-15 was conducted in Feb 15. 13 ships, 02 aircraft, 14 SOF/EOD/Marines teams and more than 60 observers from 34 countries had confirmed their participation in the exercise. Only International Maritime Conference was conducted.

Exercise AMAN-13

Exercise AMAN-13 was conducted from 4-8 March 2013. Navies of 29 countries participated with naval assets and observers. Total 12 ships from 10 different countries, 9 SOF/EOd teams from 6 different countries and 36 observers from 21 countries took part in exercise.

Exercise AMAN-11

Exercise AMAN-11 was conducted from 8-12 March 2011 and 28 countries participated with naval assets and observers. Total 11 ships from Australia, China, France, Indonesia, Italy, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia and USA took part in exercise. Three aircraft from Australia & Japan and 03 SOF/EOD/Marines teams from China, Turkey and USA also participated during the exercise. Forty three observers of 26 countries participated in AMAN-11.

Exercise AMAN-09

Exercise AMAN-09 was held in March 2009. During this Exercise 23 ships, 13 Aircrafts and 9 SOF teams of Australia, Bangladesh, China, France, Japan, Malaysia, UK and Nigeria, Turkey and USA participated. Observers from 27 countries also attended the exercise.

Exercise AMAN-07

Exercise AMAN-07 was held in March 2007 which was a big success. During AMAN-07, 14 Ships of Bangladesh, China, France, Italy, Malaysia, UK and USA Navies participated. Besides, SOF/EOD teams from Bangladesh and Turkey also participated in SOF Exercises and 21 countries attended the Exercise as observer.

Concept & Objectives

The concept of AMAN revolves around information sharing, mutual understanding and identifying areas of common interests for participating navies with emphasis on maritime security operations, counter terrorism operations and humanitarian assistance operation. Based on this, the exercise seeks to develop and practice Response Tactics, Techniques, and procedures (RTTP) for maritime infrastructure, assets and forces against traditional and non-traditional threats.

Concepts

The concept of exercise is designed to:

  • Provide common forum for information sharing, mutual understanding and identifying areas of common interests.
  • Develop and practice response tactics, techniques and procedures against asymmetric and traditional threats during sea phase of the exercise.
  • Intermingling of multinationals with depiction of their respective cultures.

Objectives
The exercise is planned with focused objectives which are as under:
  • Display of united resolve against terrorism and crimes in maritime domain.
  • Contributing towards regional peace and stability.
  • Enhancing interoperability between regional and extra regional navies thereby acting as a bridge between the regions.