Archive for the ‘PAKISTAN NAVY’ Category


Agosta Deal: French Paper Blames Asif Zardari

January 18, 2011

by Fabrice Arfi – Fabrice Lhomme “Mediapart France

Official Pakistani documents detailing how the country’s president, Asif Ali Zardari, benefited from massive, secret payments connected to the sale of French submarines to Pakistan have been seized as evidence by a Paris magistrate investigating a suspected widespread scam surrounding the deal.

The documents, revealed here for the first time by Mediapart, show that the payments to Zardari and others took place on the fringes of the sale of three Agosta-class submarines by the French defence contractor the DCN) to Pakistan in the 1990s. The French sale succeeded against rival offers by Swedish and German contractors.

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Navy successfully test fires surface-to-air missile

December 28, 2010

KARACHI: Pakistan Navy on Monday successfully test fired surface-to-air missile in the Sonmiani area, near Karachi.

A handout picture released by Pakistani Navy on 12 March 2010 shows test fire of missiles from a Navy ship, in Arabian Sea. PHOTO: EPA

According to the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), Naval Chief Admiral Noman Bashir observed the missile experiment. The missile successfully hit its target in the air.

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Pakistan Navy: A Quietly Emerging Force

December 12, 2010

Pakistan Navy


Pakistan Navy is the naval force of the Pakistan Armed Forces. Its tasks are to defend coastal waters and offshore economic resources; and secure sea lines of communication and protect the merchant fleet. The Pakistan Navy is small but is highly motivated professional naval force, operationally capable of defending Pakistan coastline.

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Pakistan Navy Inducts Advanced Chinese Anti-Submarine Helicopters

November 21, 2010

Supplied by China, the helicopter is configured to carry torpedoes and is fitted with state-of-the-art pulse compression radar, low frequency dipping sonar, radar warning receiver and Doppler navigation system.

By Ahmed Quraishi

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