Pakistan Navy operates in the sea and safeguards Pakistan’s 1200 km long coastline, coastal cities and mangrove forests. Pakistan has a rich coastline which has unfortunately not been developed.
Interesting and fascinating facts about Pakistan Navy
- Youm e Bahria , Pakistan celebrates Youm e Bahria (Pakistan Navy Day) on 8th September in commemoration of Pakistan Navy’s victory in 1965. Pakistan Navy completely destroyed Indian Base at Dwarka without any support from Army or Air Force.
- Four Dimension Force, Pakistan Navy is a four dimensional force. Surface Warfare, Underwater Warfare ,Pakistan Marines and Naval Air Arm.
- National Presence, Usually Navy is known to only be in Karachi but Navy is present in Islamabad, Lahore, Gwadar, Turbat, Ormara, Jiwani, Thatta.
- Naval Commandos, Pakistan Navy has a Naval Seals Team and the famous SSG. These boys are second to none.
- Combined Task Force 150, Pakistan Navy has commanded and is an active part of the 150 Combined Task Force against piracy in the Arabian Sea. The force includes USA, UK and several other countries. Headquartered in Bahrain the CTF is a global effort against piracy in the busy global trade route.
- Exclusive Economic Zone ( EEZ), According to United Nations Convention Laws of Sea, every country has a 200 nm area from its coastline in which the country has right over all natural resources. Pakistan also had a 200 nautical miles (nm) Exclusive Economic Zone. A country can claim 150 nm if it proves Continental shift. A few years back Pakistan Navy Hydrographic Department researched and proved Continental Shift in the UN and we got a 150 nm extension.
- Role in CPEC, Pakistan Navy plays an important role in security of Gawadar and has raised a battalion of Marines in Gawadar and a Naval Aviation Base has been established in Turbat.
- Sir Creek Disputes, Like Kashmir, Sir Creek is also a disputed region between India and Pakistan. The area has rich oil reserves. Pakistan Navy also holds this front.
- Antarctica Missions, Pakistan Navy has sent missions to the Antarctica and established Jinnah Antarctica Base.
- War On Terror and Zarb E Azb, It provides support to Pakistan Army and Air Force in the ongoing Op Zarb e Azb.
- Role In Nation Building, PN has contributed a lot in Nation Building. It has established Bahria Colleges in Karachi, Islamabad, Lahore, and Ormara which are imparting quality education. It also runs Pakistan Navy Education Trust which has a wide circle of Colleges and Schools across Pakistan. It is also running Cadet College Petaro, Sanghar and Ormara with future plans include the establishment of Bahria University and Bahria College Gwadar.
- Flood Relief Operations, PN has been involved in Flood Relief Operations in the previous years and helped those in need.
- Submarine Force, PN’s cutting edge submarine is another strong force. Presently, it has the capability to keep submarines underwater for 60 days without snorkeling.
- PNS Darmaan Jah Hospital, PN established PNS Darmaan Jah hospital in Ormara which helped in making the locals patriotic once again after the insurgency in Balochistan.
- Pakistan rank 14th in Naval strength in the world. It has 8 submarine , and china offer 13 submarines by 2023.