Pakistan Navy achieves an important milestone

Pakistan Navy achieves an important milestone

ISLAMABAD - Induction ceremony of state-of-the-art Corvette, Pakistan Navy Ship TABUK was held at Pakistan Navy Dockyard on Thursday.

Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad Amjad Khan Niazi graced the occasion as chief guest, says a press release issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Directorate.

Speaking on the occasion, the chief guest termed the induction of PNS TABUK as an important milestone in Pakistan Navy to enhance its operational capabilities.

The Admiral underscored that the new addition will contribute in promoting safe and secure maritime environment in the region. He further highlighted the importance of evolving geo-strategic environment in the region and need of a potent Naval Force to counter increasing maritime challenges. The Pakistan Navy contracted for the two YARMOOK class Corvettes in 2017. The first ship of this class, PNS YARMOOK was inducted in July this year while the second ship PNS TABUK has also been inducted into the Fleet.

While highlighting the plight of Kashmiris in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu & Kashmir (IIoJ&K), Admiral Muhammad Amjad Khan Niazi paid tribute to their exemplary struggle of self-determination against Indian oppression.

Later, the Naval Chief urged the officers and men of PNS TABUK to make full use of the combat potential of this modern warship in guarding the maritime interest of motherland. He also acknowledged M/s DAMEN Shipyards (Romania) for their cooperation and delivering high quality platforms to Pakistan Navy. The induction ceremony was attended by senior naval officers.