Naval Chief held separate meetings with British High Commissioner, Ambassador of Netherlands

Arhama AltafWeb Editor

09th Dec, 2020. 09:57 pm
Naval Chief meets BHC and Ambassador of Netherlands

Chief of the Naval Staff (CNS) Admiral Amjad Khan Niazi held separate meetings with British High Commissioner to Pakistan H.E Dr Christian Turner and Ambassador of Netherlands to Pakistan H.E Mr Wouter Plomp here on Wednesday.

During the meeting at Naval Headquarters (NHQ), issues related to mutual interest, regional security and bilateral relations among the countries were discussed with the Naval Chief.

Admiral Amjad Khan Niazi Admiral Amjad Khan Niazi

Earlier in a day, Pakistan Navy celebrated the 49th Hangor Day with national zeal and enthusiasm to pay homage to the veteran warriors who outflanked Indian ships in 1971.

Hangor, under the command of Commander Ahmed Tasnim, sank the Indian Navy’s INS Khukri, an anti-submarine frigate, with one homing torpedo on 9 December 1971 during the western front of the third war with India in 1971.

This was the only recorded submarine kill after World War II until the Falklands War, when the Royal Navy’s nuclear submarine, HMS Conqueror, sank the Argentine Navy cruiser, General Belgrano.

In 1971 war, Pakistan Navy conducted successful operations, meant for strategic deterrence and gave a befitting reply to anti-Pakistan forces, a similarity of which is hard to find in the domain of naval warfare.

Hangor’s sensors detected the number of radar transmissions from the direction of Bombay harbor on 2 December 1971 and those transmissions were evaluated and assessed to be of Indian warships.

The submarine’s quick sweep with radar and periscope revealed that the formation consisted of 6 escorts screening a main body of four ships.

On the occasion of Hangor Day a special documentary was also released to commemorate historic event of sinking of INS KHUKRI & intensely damaging INS KIRPAN by PNS/M HANGOR during 1971 war.

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