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Navy grab lead in CNS Shooting

Hosts Navy grabbed a big lead after winning 15 gold medals on the second day of the second CNS Shooting Championship at PN Shooting Range Bahadur on Tuesday. After claiming four golds

Navy flotilla reaches Bahrain for exercises

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan Navy flotilla comprising PN Ships Saif, Muhafiz and Munsif reached Bahrain on Monday for participation in Mine Countermeasure and Surface Warfare Multinational Exercise Arabian Gauntlet. “Naval assets from Regional Navies, Pakistan and US Navies are participating in the exercises being conducted in the Central Arabian Gulf from April 17 to 28, 2011,” said an official statement issued here. It further said Bahrain and Pakistan had close brotherly relations and

Danish Navy rescues 16 Pakistanis from pirates

ISLAMABAD/MOGADISHU – Sixteen Pakistanis and two Iranians have been freed from Somali pirates after the Danish Navy carried out an air-raid operation to rescue the hostages, in custody of Somali pirates since last year. On April 2, the Danish Navy’s rescue team was attacked by the pirates after which the rescue team responded through fire and overcame the pirate crew. The team boarded the vessel off Somalia’s coast targeting an Iranian fishing boat that the pirates had used as a

Awards conferred on Pak Navy personnel

KARACHI – Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Noman Bashir conferred military awards on Pakistan Navy personnel during a ceremony held at the Bahria Auditorium. These awards were handed out to the recipients in recognition of meritorious services, acts of gallantry and exceptional devotion to duty in their respective fields.
The recipients of the Hilal-e-Imtiaz (Military) were VADM Asif Sandila, VADM Tanveer Faiz, VADM Abbas Raza and VADM Tayyab Ali Dogar. Sitara-e-Imtiaz (Military) was

20 Pakistani fishermen arrested by Indian Navy

KARACHI – The Indian Navy on late Thursday night arrested 20 Pakistani fishermen while taking away three fishing vessels from the Pakistan territorial waters near Kajar Creek in the Arabian Sea.
Pakistan Fisherfolk Forum (PFF) Chairman Mohammad Ali Shah said the Indian naval police had crossed international sea limits and came inside the Pakistan waters to arrest the 20 fishermen and seized their three fishing vessels named Al-Rehman (bearing registration number B-14984),

World must react ‘firmly’ to Iran navy move: Israel

JERUSALEM – Israel on Tuesday urged world powers to respond “firmly” after two Iran warships began sailing through the Suez Canal en route to the Mediterranean, in what the Jewish state says is a provocation. The two ships entered the canal shortly after dawn and were expected to emerge into the southeastern Mediterranean in the early evening, some 12-14 hours later, a canal official said.
“We are talking about an unprecedented Iranian military presence in the Mediterranean, and

Navy, PIA advance in National Hockey C’ship

LAHORE – Navy, PIA, SSGC and NBP won their matches in the 58th National Hockey Championship being played at the Faisalabad Hockey Stadium, Faisalabad, on Sunday. SSGC had to fight for a 2-1 win against Army, while Navy, PIA and NBP had an easy-sailing against Steel Mill 2-0, PTV 6-4 and Port Qasim 3-1 respectively.
Former international hockey player Mustafa Salaar was the chief guest of the last match between WAPDA and HBL. Monday is the rest day in the championship and the event

Indian navy investigates warship collision

MUMBAI – Indian defence officials began a probe on Monday into a collision between a warship and a merchant vessel near Mumbai, in the latest incident in the busy waters outside the city, an officer said. The INS Vindhyagiri suffered damage and a fire broke out near the engine room as she returned to the city’s naval dockyard on Sunday with the families of navy personnel on board.
“The cause of the accident is yet to be ascertained. That will only happen subsequent to the naval

New allegations rock German navy

BERLIN – Discipline was even worse than feared on a three-masted German navy training ship at the centre of a scandal that has put the defence minister under pressure, Spiegel magazine reported on Tuesday.
The new allegations reportedly include death threats and aggressive sexual harassment against cadets on the Gorch Fock, a vessel at the centre of a spiralling scandal facing Defence Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg. Trainers told one cadet that they were members of the Aryan

Pass-out parade held – 306 sailors join Pakistan Navy

KARACHI – The graduation ceremony of a batch of 306 Pakistan Navy (PN) sailors was held at the sailors’ training establishment, PNS Himalaya, Manora on Saturday.
Karachi Port Trust General Manager (Operations) Rear Admiral Azhar Hayat was the chief guest at the passing-out parade, which was attended by a large number of senior naval officers and parents of sailors.
The sailors have formally joined PN force upon completion of 17 weeks rigorous training that included combat,

Navy test-fires surface-to-air missiles

ISLAMABAD – The Pakistan Navy on Monday successfully test-fired several surface-to-air missiles to assess its air defence capabilities. Three surface-to-air missile tests were carried out in Sonmiani area of Sindh province, a navy spokesman said. He added that all missiles hit their targets precisely.
Naval chief Admiral Noman Bashir and Air Defence Commander Vice Admiral Tayyab Ali Dogar witnessed the drill, the spokesman said, in a statement issued here. “The successful

Navy ready to defend boxing title

LAHORE: Pakistan Navy will defend their boxing title in the 31st National Games at Amaan Ullah boxing stadium, Peshawar. The Pakistan Boxing Federation (PBF) has announced the schedule for the competition. The event will start from December 26 and end on the 30th. Olympian referee judge Ali Akber Shah Qadri has been appointed the technical delegate while AIBA Three Star referee judge Ghulam Hussain Patni will look after the event as chairman jury. Dr. Amjad Rahim will act as an

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