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Multinational naval exercise ‘Aman-19’ to kick off next month

KARACHI: A multinational naval exercise, Aman-2019, to be organised by the Pakistan Navy (PN), will commence in February with participation expected from around 44 countries. According to Pakistan Navy, the purpose of the exercise is to promote cooperation and interoperability between the regional and extra regional navies “The exercise concept revolves around collaborative Maritime Security building partnerships for making sea a safer place for sea fearers and merchant shipping,” reads the objective of the…

Pak Navy promotes four rear admirals to vice admiral position

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Navy (PN) on Monday promoted four rear admirals on the position of vice admiral, the spokesperson of the PN said.   According to details, the promoted officers include, Vice Admiral Athar Mukhtar, Vice Admiral Muhammad Fayyaz Jilani, Vice Admiral Muhammad Amjad Khan Niyazi and Vice Admiral Asif Khaliq. The spokesperson said, all the flag officers posses vast experience of serving on several posts in Pakistan Navy. Vice Admiral Muhammad Fayyaz Jilani and Vice Admiral Athar Mukhtar was commissioned…

Naval Chief calls on PM Khan, discusses professional matters

ISLAMABAD: Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi called on Prime Minister Imran Khan in the federal capital on Wednesday, Radio Pakistan reported. According to details, the professional matters related to Pakistan Navy were discussed during the meeting. Earlier in December, Pakistan Navy inducted its first upgraded ATR aircraft and two Sea King helicopters in its fleet to augment effectiveness and enhance its operational capability. The ATR aircraft’s widely operated turboprop platform has been…

Naval chief calls on PM Imran to discuss professional matters

ISLAMABAD: Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi on Wednesday called on Prime Minister Imran Khan and discussed professional matters. According to the details, Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi met PM Imran Khan at his office in the federal capital and briefed him about the professional matters of Pakistan Navy.   Prime Minister Imran Khan lauded the performance of naval forces and assured him of complete cooperation. It is pertinent to mention here that  Pakistan Navy will conduct multinational maritime ‘AMAN…

Pakistan Navy inducts ATR aircraft and Sea King helicopters in fleet

KARACHI: Pakistan Navy has inducted its first upgraded ATR aircraft and two Sea King helicopters in its fleet to augment effectiveness and enhance its operational capability. An induction ceremony was held at PNS MEHRAN in Karachi on Wednesday with Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbassi as the chief guest. The ATR aircraft's widely operated turboprop platform has been retrofitted with state of the art weapons and sensors, which will substantially enhance Fleet Air Arm's operational capability…

Pakistan Navy to conduct multinational maritime exercise in 2019

KARACHI: Pakistan Navy will conduct multinational maritime 'AMAN Exercise 2019' in the beginning of the next year. To this effect, a final planning conference was held in Karachi on Tuesday. At least 41 representatives of participating countries attended the conference. The Pakistan Navy spokesperson said the exercises would play an important role for formation of a joint strategy and consensus approach for global maritime security. Read More: Sinking of Indian Navy ship in 1971 war: Pakistan Navy celebrates Hangor…

Sinking of Indian Navy ship in 1971 war: Pakistan Navy celebrates Hangor day

KARACHI: Pakistan Navy celebrated 47th Hangor Day on Sunday to commemorate the courage and valour of the force that sank Indian Navy Ship KHUKRI in 1971 war. In this regard a simple yet elegant ceremony was held by 5th Submarine Squadron at Maritime Museum in Karachi where ex-PNS/M HANGOR is displayed. Vice Admiral (Retd) Abaid Ullah Khan was the chief guest on the occasion. Addressing the ceremony, he said Submarine HANGOR remained a pride for Pakistan Navy in 1971 war and its gallant action was a spectacular…

Pakistani, Russian navies hold joint drills in Arabian Sea

KARACHI: Pakistani and Russian navies participated in a joint exercise in the northern Arabian Sea, a spokesman of Pakistan Navy said. The two ships of Russian Navy also visited Karachi Port and participated in the joint Pak-Russian naval anti-piracy drills called Arabian Monsoon-2018. Russian Northern Fleet's Severomorsk Anti-Submarine Ship also participated in the active phase of the drills in northern Arabian Sea with Pakistan Navy. The Russian ships warmly welcomed while on the port call of Karachi, a Pakistan…

Pakistan Navy seizes 1500 KG Hashish near Ormara

KARACHI: Pakistan Navy in an anti-narcotics operation near Ormara recovered around 1500 kilograms of Hashish worth millions of dollars, a Navy spokesman said on Monday. A spokesperson of the force said that the intelligence based operation was carried out in coordination with the Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF). The seized Hashish has been handed over to the ANF for further legal proceedings, Pakistan Navy statement said. Pakistan Navy is determined to fulfill its national responsibility to protect the country's maritime…

Change of Guards ceremony at Mazar-e-Iqbal in Lahore

LAHORE: A contingent of Pakistan Navy assumed the charge of guards, in a change of guard ceremony on the birth anniversary of Dr. Muhammad Iqbal here at the mausoleum of the great poet and philosopher. Pakistan Navy's station commander Lahore, Commodore Naimatullah, was the chief guest of the ceremony. A smartly turned contingent of Pakistan Navy assumed the charge of the honorary guards. Commodore Naimatullah inspected the guard of honour of the Navy and Rangers contingents and also laid floral wreath at…