China, Pakistan strength naval collaboration with arms procurement: Pakistan Navy chief

Global Times – Naval collaboration between China and Pakistan is strengthening with a series of arms procurements, as Pakistan is acquiring Chinese-made frigates that will be one of the most technologically advanced platforms of the Pakistan Navy and submarines that would substantially add to the offensive capability of the Pakistan Navy

Pakistani Navy confirms Brazilian jetliner will replace Orion patrol aircraft

Defense News – Pakistan’s Navy has selected the Embraer Lineage 1000 jetliner to replace its P-3C Orion long-range maritime patrol aircraft.

Outgoing Pakistan Navy chief reveals details of modernization programs

Defense News – Pakistan’s Navy is racing to plug operational and technological gaps as part of an unprecedented modernization effort, according to the outgoing naval chief, but analysts are divided on whether the move will deter adversaries.

Pakistan’s New Type-039B AIP Submarines: Image Shows Shipyard Expansion

Naval News – The Pakistan Navy’s expansion is gearing up in Karachi. Major enhancements are evident at a shipyard, where a new construction hall and a dry dock greatly increase capacity. Although details are scarce, it seems likely that the local construction of Chinese-designed AIP (Air Independent Power) submarines will take place there.

Pakistan Navy Keeps Silent On Mystery Submarine But New Details Emerge

Forbes – The Pakistani Navy has not yet officially acknowledged the submarine sitting on the quay outside its special forces headquarters. The submarine was first revealed on Forbes in April. Since then further satellite images have emerged. These provide additional clues about the unidentified boat.

(Thanks to Alain)

Pakistan’s Mystery Submarine

Indian Defence Review – An article that appeared last month in foreign media talked of a new mystery submarine in Pakistan which presumably meant for marines of the Special Services Group – SSG (N).

(Thanks to Alain)

Mystery Submarine In Service With Pakistan’s Navy SEALs

Forbes – Some of the best-kept secrets are hidden in plain sight. Sitting on the quayside at PNS Iqbal, a special naval base in Karachi, Pakistan, is a submarine that you won’t find in any reference books, including my own World Submarines Covert Shores Recognition Guide. To my knowledge this will be the first article detailing this submarine, which appears to be in service with Pakistani Navy SEALs.

Pakistan and China launch joint naval drills. Should India be concerned?

Defense News – A nine-day Sino-Pakistani naval exercise commenced in Pakistan’s port of Karachi on Monday with the arrival of a Chinese naval task group from its South Sea Fleet. Sea Guardians 2020 is the sixth in the bilateral series, which, according to the Pakistan Navy, will focus on “augmenting interoperability and strategic cooperation.”

Chinese ships and radar boost navies of Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka

South China Morning Post – China is reported to be boosting its arms links with South Asian nations, with further supply of an advanced anti-stealth radar to Pakistan as well as frigates to Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.

Pakistan wraps up multinational naval drill as its approach to maritime security shifts

Defense News – Pakistan on Tuesday wrapped up its sixth AMAN biennial multinational naval exercise, aiming to promote cooperation among regional and extra-regional navies to ensure security in the Indian Ocean.

Pakistan launches naval exercise as it aims to counter India, protect economy

Defense News – Pakistan’s Navy kicked off a major exercise Saturday as it tries to modernize and expand to counter growing Indian naval power, as well as protect its maritime economy and trade links.

Pakistan test-fires indigenous anti-ship missile

Defense News – Pakistan has announced a successful test of its indigenous anti-ship missile, which appears to be a variant of the Babur land-attack cruise missile family.

The Pakistan Navy in 2016 and Beyond

Quwa – Responsible for securing Pakistan’s coastlines and sea lanes, the Pakistan Navy had seen significant growth in terms of attention, and possibly momentum, in 2016. The principal driver of this attention has been the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), and, at its core, the Gwadar deep-sea port, which opened for operations this past November.

Pakistan’s Navy: A Quick Look

CIMSEC – Traditionally the junior service, operating in the Army’s shadow and receiving a ten percent share of the 2015 defence budget of $6.6 billion, Pakistan’s Navy personnel numbers more than 22,000 active, plus 5,000 in the reserve. This secondary role stands in contrast with the economy’s dependence on the sea, with the port city of Karachi contributing 25 percent of GDP and the proposed China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) raising the country’s maritime profile even further.

Pakistani Naval Modernization Appears Stalled

Defense News – Pakistan’s naval modernization program appears stalled, with no discernible progress being made on efforts to modernize and expand the surface and sub-surface fleet. This comes amid moves ensure the security of the deepwater port of Gwadar, and fears of mass obsolescence vis-a-vis arch rival India.

Jinnah Naval Base – Navy expands strategic outreach to West Coast, Persian Gulf

Pakistan Today – While China and Pakistan endeavour to develop Gwadar Port as a commercial hub for the entire region, Pakistan Navy is gearing up to new face challenges and threats which might come its way after the port become functional; the navy has fully operationalised its strategic Jinnah Naval Base near Gwadar Port at Ormara, Balochistan.-

Pakistani Navy – PNS Alamgir to participate in joint naval exercise in Turkey

Express Tribune – Pakistan Navy Ship Alamgir (FFG-260) will participate in the Mavi Balina-14 joint naval exercise in Turkey from November 6-15.

Pakistani Navy – Al Qaeda’s Worrying Ability to Infiltrate the Pakistani Military

The Diplomat – Al Qaeda’s recent attempt to steal a Pakistani frigate is a reminder of the Pakistani military’s infiltration.

Pakistani Navy – Al Qaeda Militants Tried to Seize Pakistan Navy Frigate

Wall Street Journal – Al Qaeda militants tried to hijack a Pakistan Navy frigate earlier this month and use it to target U.S. Navy vessels on antiterrorism patrol in the northwestern Indian Ocean.

Pakistani Navy – Pakistan navy repels militant attack at Karachi dockyard

BBC – The Pakistan navy says it fought off an attack on its Karachi dockyard in which two militants and a sailor were killed.

Pakistani Navy – Pakistan's Dream Navy?

Defense News – Beset with monetary woes and a tenuous relationship with the US, Pakistan’s naval modernization plans appear to be faltering with the hoped for acquisition of further surplus US equipment now unlikely.

Pakistani Navy – Pakistani Navy ship to participate in naval exercise in Turkey

Daily Times – Pakistan Navy (PN) ship ‘PNS Shamsheer’ will be visiting Aksaz Naval Base Marmaris and Antalya harbour from November 5 to 14 and will participate in joint exercise ‘Mavi Baline-12’ with the Turkish Navy. Pakistan Navy P3C-Orion aircraft will also participate in the exercise from Dalaman.

Pakistani Navy – Troops end attack on Karachi naval air base

BBC – Pakistani troops have ended a siege by militants who attacked a naval air force base in Karachi, killing at least 16 people – including 10 soldiers and destroying several P-3C Orion aircraft.