Exercise Aman-13 begins
The fourth annual Exercise Aman-13 is scheduled to start in the North Arabian Sea and set to include about 50 different navies from around the world.
According to reports, the 14th Chinese naval squad heading for Somali waters is expected to take part in the drill this year.
The first exercise was held in March 2007, in which 14 Ships of Bangladesh, China, France, Italy, Malaysia, UK and USA Navies participated. SOF/EOD teams from Bangladesh and Turkey also participated in SOF Exercises and 21 countries attended the Exercise as observer.
Aman is the Urdu word for "peace".