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US, China take part in Pakistan naval drills

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The United States and China began naval drills in the Arabian Sea with Pakistan and other countries on Thursday, the Pakistani navy said, in a show of strength against terrorism and piracy. 

Pakistan Navy special forces take part in a maritime counter-terrorism demonstration during the AMAN-13 multinational exercise on Manora island, around 30 kilometres from Karachi, on March 5, 2013. The United States and China began naval drills in the Arabian Sea with Pakistan and other countries on Thursday, the Pakistani navy said, in a show of strength against terrorism and piracy.

The AMAN-13 exercise involves ships from 13 countries and observers from 20 others and comes two weeks after China took control of a strategic Pakistani Arabian Sea port from Singapore's PSA International.

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