APP35-26 KARACHI: January 26 – The Crew of Two Japanese Naval P3C aircrafts of deployed Maritime Force for Antipiracy Endowment and defence attaché of Japan in a group photo with officials of Pakistan Navy aviation wing at PNS MEHRAM. APP

ISLAMABAD, Jan 26 (APP):Two Japanese Naval aircraft have arrived in Karachi to participate in Multinational Maritime Exercise AMAN-19 scheduled to start next month.

The Pakistan Navy is hosting the 6th series of Multinational Maritime Exercise AMAN-19 in February at Karachi, said a press release issued here.

The two Japanese Naval P3C aircraft of Deployed Maritime Force for Anti-Piracy Enforcement (DAPE) visited PNS MEHRAN for Pre AMAN-19 exercise.Their aircrew participated in various events, including Search & Rescue (SAR) and Counter Piracy (CP) Exercises along with the Pakistan Navy aircrew.

The Japanese contingent also visited Maritime and PAF museums to learn about PN and PAF historic achievements.

A farewell dinner for the contingent was hosted by Commander
Naval Aviation which was attended by Japanese aircrew along with
senior representatives and dignitaries of Japan.
Visit by Japanese aircraft is reflective of strong mutual desire
to improve the level of coordination and interoperability at
operational and tactical level.
The visit focused not only to enhance good relations but also
combating & countering illicit activities particularly in North
Arabian Sea (NAS).
Subsequently, aircraft participation in Maritime exercises
afforded ample opportunity to participating aircrew to enhance
interoperability for SAR and CP operations in befitting and professional
Arrival of Japanese aircrafts is indeed a hallmark of Maritime
Partnership between Pakistan Navy and Japan Maritime Self Defence
It is believed that JMSDF aircraft visit to Pakistan will further
foster Navy to Navy relations and will go long way in improving
friendly relations and give impetus to diplomatic and military ties
between Pakistan and Japan.