Commissioning ceremony of Navy’s indigenous PNS Haibat held

Commissioning ceremony of Navy’s indigenous PNS Haibat held

Commissioning ceremony of Navy’s indigenous PNS Haibat held

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KARACHI: Commissioning ceremony of Pakistan Navy’s indigenously designed and constructed Fast Attack Craft Missile FAC(M) PNS HAIBAT and induction ceremony of third 16 Ton Bollard Pull Tug PNT GOGA was held in Karachi, the media wing of armed forces, Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), reported on Thursday.

Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad Amjad Khan Niazi graced the occasion as the chief guest.

PNS HAIBAT is the first landmark project indigenously designed by Maritime Technologies Complex and constructed by KS&EW without any foreign technical assistance.

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Speaking on the occasion, Chief Guest underlined that commissioning of PNS HAIBAT ushers a new chapter in the indigenous design and construction that has been further matured with time.

The chief of naval staff emphasised that in context of overall security paradigm of the region, PNS HAIBAT will strengthen Pakistan Navy’s capabilities to respond to maritime challenges to ensure seaward defence and maintain peace & stability in Indian Ocean Region.

He commended the concerted efforts put in by KS&EW, MTC and Pakistan Navy for the landmark achievement.

Earlier, Managing Director KS&EW Rear Admiral Athar Saleem underscored that Missile Craft PNS HAIBAT being a multi mission capable platform will bolster Pakistan Navy’s maritime defence capabilities. He added that induction of PNT GOGA is also a milestone which will strengthen the indigenous ship construction capabilities.

The ceremony was attended by foreign dignitaries, officials from federal and provincial governments Pakistan Navy and KS&EW.

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