Pakistan Navy News - 2015

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Newly built ATR for Pak Navy. This is our 4th?

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Newly built ATR for Pak Navy. This is our 4th?

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Naval Chief expresses satisfaction on excellence, high morale of troops
November 07, 2015, 10:05 pm SHARE :    
 
Karachi: With a view to witness the operational readiness of the units during the ongoing major maritime Exercise SeaSpark 15, Chief of the Naval Staff, Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah visited Naval units and forward bases along the Makran coast, including Jinnah Naval Base at Ormara, Pasni, Gwadar and Jiwani.
 
During the visit, Naval Chief was given detailed overview/briefing on the ongoing operational activities at Coastal Stations. The Naval Chief also interacted with the troops at various Stations and expressed his satisfaction on the professional excellence and high morale of the troops.
 
Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah also visited Gwadar Port. He expressed Pakistan Navy's resolve to ensure protection of Gwadar Port against all asymmetric threats under the prevalent precarious internal and external security environment.
The Naval Chief said that Gwadar is cardinal to China-Pak Economic Corridor (CPEC) and Sea lanes/routes connecting Gwadar with international markets are extension of CPEC. He reiterated that providing a safe and secure environment both on land and at sea is essential for smooth functioning/operationalization of the Gwadar port, as well as to accrue desired socio-economic benefits of China-Pak Economic Corridor (CPEC).‘Pakistan Navy is fully ready and capable to defend these important Sea lanes and one of the objectives of Exercise Sea spark 15 is to assess Operational Preparedness to undertake this key task’, Admiral Zakaullah added. The Naval Chief was accompanied by Deputy Chief of the Naval Staff Operations, Rear Admiral Kaleem Shaukat.
 

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Naval, Air chiefs vow to fortify vigil at sea to enhance security
APP — PUBLISHED ABOUT 3 HOURS AGO
 
Admiral Zakaullah along with Chief of Air Staff Sohail Aman reviewing operational activities out at sea. —Photo PN
 
KARACHI: The Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah, joined by Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman, visited the fleet units at sea on Monday and underlined the importance of maintaining constant vigil at sea in view of the prevailing security environment.
 
The commanders of country’s air and naval forces were on an operational visit to fleet units at sea during the ongoing naval exercise, Seaspark 2015.
 
During the visit, the chief of the air staff was given a detailed briefing on various operational aspects encompassing tactical planning and execution of plans.
 
Admiral Zakaullah reiterated Pakistan Navy's resolve of maintaining peace, security and stability in the region.
 
Both the services chiefs witnessed the conduct of joint operations from PAF's Airborne Early Warning and Control aircraft. —Photo PN
 
Interacting with officers and men on the occasion, the naval chief urged them to “put in their best to achieve professional excellence which has always remained the hallmark of Pakistan Navy”.
 
The over-arching objective of this exercise is to validate PN operational plans, assess war preparedness of the naval force and enhance inter-operability with the air force and the army, Zakaullah said.
 
Earlier on their arrival to the site, both the services chiefs were briefed on the conduct of the exercise.
 
During the visit, the Naval and Air Chiefs witnessed the ongoing joint operations by PN Fleet units and PAF aircraft.
 
The naval chief lauded the seamless integration between various echelons of Pakistan Navy and Pakistan Air Force, which is essential for synergetic response to the prevailing threats.
 
Both the services chiefs also witnessed the conduct of joint operations from PAF's Airborne Early Warning and Control aircraft while operating in North Arabian Sea.
 
Admiral Zakaullah expressed his satisfaction on the operational preparedness of the personnel and lauded their professional conduct in carrying out the task of defending the critical borders of the country.
 
Admiral Zakaullah along with Chief of Air Staff Sohail Aman reviewing operational activities out at sea. —Photo PN
 
Pakistan Navy is fully ready and capable of defending these important sea lanes and one of the objectives of Seaspark 15 is to assess operational preparedness to undertake this key task, the statement quoted the naval chief as saying.
 
Seaspark 2015, which began in the north Arabian Sea on November 3 after a gap of three years, involves all operational units of the navy, including ships, submarines, aircraft, unmanned aerial vehicles, special forces and marines, along with elements of the Pakistan Maritime Security Agency, Pakistan Air Force and the army with the aim to corroborate the navy’s operational plans, assess its war preparedness and enhance its interoperability with the PAF and the army.
 
The exercise will conclude on Nov 12.
 

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We shouldn't let enemy take advantage of Middle East crisis: Saudi naval chief
APP — UPDATED ABOUT 2 HOURS AGO
 
Vice Admiral Abdullah Sultan al Sultan reviewing guard at  passing out parade at Pakistan Naval Academy. —Photo: PN
 
Officer Cadet Saira Batool receiving commandant gold medal from Commander Royal Saudi Naval Force. —Photo: PN
 
Vice Admiral Abdullah Al-Sultan at Pakistan Naval Academy. —Photo: PN
 
 
The Saudi naval chief, while addressing the passing out parade at Pakistan Naval Academy, emphasised that Saudi Arabia along with other countries stand united and committed to resolve all the issues peacefully.
 
He said that Saudi Arabia considers Pakistan its closest friend and believes in bilateral and multi-lateral resolution of all regional conflicts through dialogue.
 
“Both the brotherly countries are always keen to further augment regional cooperation in various fields of mutual interest and to further the cause of maintaining international peace and stability,” the visiting naval chief reiterated.
 
Pakistan and Saudi Arabia enjoy complete harmony on regional problems and hold regular consultative sessions on bilateral issues, said Vice Admiral Abdullah Al-Sultan.
 
104th midshipmen commissioning and 13th SSC passing out parade at Pakistan Naval Academy. —Photo: PN
 
“We greatly value the support currently being offered to us by Pakistan Navy and the regular conduct of bilateral naval exercises like ‘Naseem Al-Bahr’ also bear testimony to this fact,” he said.
 
Congratulating and extending felicitations, the Commander Royal Saudi Naval Forces advised the passing out midshipmen and cadets to seek professional knowledge and technology from all available resources.
 
Earlier the Saudi Naval Commander was received by Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah. Commandant Pakistan Naval Academy in his welcome address highlighted the salient features of the officers’ training.
 
He apprised the audience that the commissioning term comprises 68 midshipmen including 46 from Pakistan and 22 from brotherly countries Bahrain and Libya.
 
The commandant highlighted that cadets from Bahrain, Jordan, Libya, Maldives, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Turkmenistan and Yemen are also undergoing training at Pakistan Naval Academy.
 

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Pakistan-Bahrain Naval exercise 'Shaheen Al Jazeera' concludes
MATEEN HAIDER — PUBLISHED 12 MINUTES AGO
 
A group photo of the Pakistan Navy and  Bahrain Navy at the "Shaheen Al Jazeera" exercise. — Photo courtesy Pakistan Navy
 
A group photo of the Pakistan Navy and Bahrain Navy at the "Shaheen Al Jazeera" exercise. — Photo courtesy Pakistan Navy
 
Pakistan and Royal Bahrain Navies have concluded the bilateral naval exercise "Shaheen Al Jazeera" which was aimed at enhancing their skills to counter maritime terrorism and all the other threats faced at sea.
 
"Shaheen Al Jazeera" is a series of special forces exercise that has been regularly conducted since 1997 between Special Services Group-Navy (SSG-N) and the Bahrain Navy special forces at Karachi and Manama during alternate years.
 
During the exercise the special forces of the two countries demonstrated various operations related to maritime counter terrorism and interdiction operations of Maritime Special Warfare (MSW) teams successfully.
 
The Pakistan Navy and Bahrain Navies special forces in action at the "Shaheen Al Jazeera" exercise. — Photo courtesy Pakistan Navy
The Pakistan Navy and Bahrain Navies special forces in action at the "Shaheen Al Jazeera" exercise. — Photo courtesy Pakistan Navy
A spokesman for the Pakistan Navy Commodore Nadeem Bokhari said in a statement issued from naval headquarters in Islamabad that the exercise culminated with the display of coordinated special forces operations at sea which included boarding procedures through surface and air platforms.
 
The final event of the exercise was witnessed by commanders of the special operation forces of Royal Bahrain and the Pakistan Navy.
 
Participants from the Pakistan Navy and Royal Bahrain take part in "Shaheen Al Jazeeera". — Photo courtesy Pakistan Navy
Participants from the Pakistan Navy and Royal Bahrain take part in "Shaheen Al Jazeeera". — Photo courtesy Pakistan Navy
Both commanders appreciated the professional conduct and skills displayed by the participating teams.
 
The commanders highlighted that the exercise "Shaheen Al Jazeera" has provided beneficial enhancing and inter-operability between the two navies and their special operations forces.
 

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PN has almost completed the rehabilitation/rebuild of one P-3 Orion, with new wings and elevators. It was one the heavily damaged during the attack on Mehran in 2011. It was grounded in June of 2013. Lets see what type of claim PN will make when this aircraft starts to fly.

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Is this one of the 2 burned down examples

No, it was the third one. Two of them were burned and the third sustained heavy damage. However, it was flown but accoding to the source (s) PN were fools to be flying it since might just crash one day.  They have fixed it and we'll see what comes next

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