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.

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 – 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 – Karachi Scandal Rocks French Political Establishment

Defense Technology International – Karachi. Capital of Pakistan. But also the name of a scandal in France which is keeping the country fascinated, if totally confused, involving as it does a contract for submarines, overhand and underhand commissions, senior politicians and military officials, financing of a presidential bid, frequent references to current President Nicolas Sarkozy and, tragically, the violent deaths of 15 people.