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The Navy: Everything you need to know about your naval defence

Pakistan Navy is the naval warfare and defence branch of the three-tiered Pakistan Military.

Naval Jack of Pakistan

The president of the country serves as the Navy’s supreme commander while the chief of naval staff (CONS) oversees the operations and training of the force. The Navy is presently headed by CONS Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi.

Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi NI(M)

The Navy is supported by two paramilitary supporting arms i.e. the Coastguards and the Maritime Security Agency. The Navy has ascended to paramount importance following the construction of the Gwadar Port and the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).

The Navy is also the custodian of Pakistan’s second strike capability.

Command Structure

The Navy is headed by a four-star admiral who commands the force from the Naval Headquarters (NHQ). He is assisted by:

  • Naval Secretary
  • Quarter-Master General
  • Hydrographer of the Navy
  • Engineer-in-chief
  • Sea Training Flag Officer
  • Training and Joint Warfare Director-General
  • Naval Technologies Complex Directorate-General
  • Naval Logistics Chief

Deputy Chiefs of Staff

  • Deputy Chief of Naval Staff of Naval Operations
  • Deputy Chief of Naval Staff of Training and Evaluation
  • Deputy Chief of Naval Staff of Personnel
  • Deputy Chief of Naval Staff of Materials
  • Deputy Chief of Naval Staff of Naval Supplies
  • Deputy Chief of Naval Staff of Projects
  • Deputy Chief of Naval Staff of Administration

Assistant Chiefs of Staff

  • Assistant Chief of Naval Staff of Naval Operations
  • Assistant Chief of Naval Staff of Training and Evaluation
  • Assistant Chief of Naval Staff of Training and Personnel
  • Assistant Chief of Naval Staff of Materials
  • Assistant Chief of Naval Staff of Naval Supplies
  • Assistant Chief of Naval Staff of Projects
  • Assistant Chief of Naval Staff of Naval Strategic Forces Command
  • Assistant Chief of Naval Staff Of Administration

Combat Commands

  • Commander of Pakistan Naval Fleet
    • Commander Naval Air Arm
    • Commander Submarine Squadron
  • Commander Karachi
  • Commander COAST
  • Commander Central Punjab
  • Commander Logistics
  • Flag Officer Sea Training
  • Commander North
  • Commander WEST

Naval Ranks

  • Midshipman
  • Sub-lieutenant
  • Lieutenant
  • Lieutenant Commander
  • Commander
  • Captain
  • Commodore
  • Rear Admiral
  • Vice Admiral
  • Admiral



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