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Pakistan holds counter-terrorism demonstration

The exercise, which aims to train naval forces to combat terrorism and piracy, was formally launched on Friday Photograph:( Reuters )

Reuters Karachi, Pakistan Feb 10, 2019, 12.20 PM (IST)

Pakistan Special Forces took part in a maritime counter-terrorism demonstration on the island of Manora, Karachi on Saturday as part of multi-national naval exercise Aman-19.

The exercise, which aims to train naval forces to combat terrorism and piracy, was formally launched on Friday at the Karachi Naval Dockyard.

Aman-19 is a series of biennial naval exercises conducted by the Pakistan Navy since 2007 and is aimed at enhancing military ties among the other regions. "Aman" is called "Peace" in Urdu

Forty-six countries, including Pakistan, are participating in five days of exercises which helps in combating the drug trade, human trafficking, illegal gun trade, piracy and extremism, the Pakistan Navy said.

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The exercise, which aims to train naval forces to combat terrorism and piracy, was formally launched on Friday at the Karachi Naval Dockyard.