Anti-terror skills demonstrated during Aman-2017 exercise

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KARACHI: An impressive demonstration of counterterrorism skills along with a performance of military bands was the highlight of Pakistan Navy’s multinational exercise Aman-2017 at Manora on Saturday.

The Special Operations Forces of Pakistan Navy and the participating countries presented an excellent display of strength and skill to overcome the enemy, which included tracking of terrorists’ cells and leaders, disrupting insurgent campaigns and building relationships with international partners to ensure peace and stability.

The demonstrations using versatile platforms included fast manoeuvres by hovercraft, visit, board, search and seizure boats and water scooters, insertion of air assault teams through helicopters, para-jumps by special services groups of navies/commandos, frogman attacks and coordinated beach assault and reinforcement followed by extraction. The event showed a high level of coordination and professionalism of the Special Forces.

Aiming to connect the countries through cultural heritage as well, the bands of Sri Lankan Navy, Pakistan Army, Pakistan Air Force and Pakistan Navy played a mix of traditional and military tunes. The enchanting melodies mesmerised the audience.

A large number of personnel of the participating navies, observers, foreign diplomats and senior officials of armed forces of Pakistan witnessed the counter-terrorism demonstration and the bands’ performance. Sri Lankan Chief of Naval Staff Vice Admiral R.C. Wijegunaratne was chief guest. Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Mohammad Zakaullah was also present.

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