Bahrain, 20 August 2022 (TDI): The Pakistan Navy handed over the command of a Multinational Combined Task Force 151 (CTF-151) to the Brazilian Navy.

The change of Command ceremony was held at the headquarters of US NAVCENT in Bahrain.

The Ambassador of Pakistan to Bahrain, Muhammad Ayub, attended the ceremony. The commander of Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) along with other naval forces and dignitaries operating with CMF attended the ceremony.

 

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Pakistan Navy has been actively participating in international operations to ensure maritime security, peace, and stability in the region.

PN along with coalition partners remains committed to keeping around 3.2 million square miles of international waters safe.

Pakistan Navy

The Pakistan Navy (PN) is the naval branch of the Pakistan Armed Forces. The birth of the Royal Pakistan Navy came with the creation of Pakistan on 14 August 1947. Pakistan’s Navy had the prefix “Royal” until Pakistan was proclaimed a republic in 1956.

Its primary objective is to defend the sea lines of communication in Pakistan and safeguard Pakistan’s maritime interests. PN executes the national policies through the exercise of military effect, and diplomatic and humanitarian activities in support of these objectives.

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The Navy has mobilized its war assets to conduct humanitarian rescue operations at home in addition to its war services.

Pakistan’s Naval forces have also participated in multinational task forces mandated by the United Nations to prevent seaborne terrorism and privacy off the coasts.

The Pakistan Navy is a volunteer force that has been in conflict with India twice on its sea borders. It acts as a military advisor to Gulf Arab states along with other nations during the multinational conflict.

Pakistan Navy has repeatedly deployed in the Indian Ocean to perform this role as part of its commitment to the UN. The Navy has several components including the Naval Aviation, Marines, and the Maritime Security Agency.