Chinese fleet commander louds standards of Peace-21 exercise

Naval Chief visits headquarters of PMSA in Karachi

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BEIJING, The Peace-21 multinational naval exercise in the waters off Karachi served to strengthen the PLA Navy’s professional exchanges and friendly interactions with navies of other countries, and improve their capability to respond to multiple security threats and safeguard maritime peace of the region, said Commander of China’s PLA Navy fleet, Wan Jun.
A fleet of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Navy composed of the guided-missile destroyer Guiyang (Hull 119), the missile frigate Zaozhuang (Hull 542), and the comprehensive supply ship Dongpinghu (Hull 960), completed the maritime drill of the multinational naval exercise “Peace-21,” in the waters off Karachi, Pakistan, running from February 15 to 16 local time, China Military Online reported.
At 10 a.m. on February 15, the PLA Navy fleet rendezvoused with other counterparts in the designated waters and conducted an underway replenishment drill and anti-piracy drill afterward.
From the afternoon of February 15 to early February 16, the PLA Navy fleet carried out drills on tasks such as formation maneuver and maritime search and rescue with vessels from Pakistan, Russia, the United States,
In the subsequent naval fleet review, the participating vessels marched in a single file, among which, the warship involved from the PLA Navy was inspected with sailors manning the rails on deck. The fleet review marked the ending of this joint naval exercise.
Naval Chief Admiral Amjad Khan Niazi visited the headquarters of the Pakistan Maritime Security Agency (PMSA) in Karachi on Monday.
The Naval Chief was briefed on the duties and operational activities of the Maritime Security Agency at the Maritime Operation Centre.
He also paid a visit to the headquarters of the Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre.
Admiral Amjad Khan Niazi met the personnel of the Maritime Security Agency and appreciated their resolve.
On the occasion, the Naval Chief said the efforts of the Maritime Security Agency to check illegal activities in the countries’ maritime boundaries are commendable.

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