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  1. SUPARCO

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    PN commissions 3rd Pak Marines Battalion
    Friday, March 29, 2013

    KARACHI: In order to further strengthen the defence of Gwadar Port and to enhance the security of vital Pakistan Navy (PN) assets and installations along the western coasts, the PN has achieved a significant milestone by commissioning the 3rd Pak Marines Battalion. The commissioning ceremony was held today at Gwadar.

    Vice Chief of Naval Staff Vice Admiral Muhammad Shafiq was the chief guest on the occasion. The chief guest said that at present the country is faced with internal and external threats, which makes security our main concern.

    Pak Marines always remained steadfast and proved their mettle whenever the nation called for them, be that defence of creeks, air defence, aid to civilians during natural disasters or countering cowardly acts of terrorism, he added.

    The chief guest further said that the PN is making all out efforts to equip Pak Marines with modern weapons and also focusing on their professional training in line with the modern-day requirements. staff report

    Daily Times - Leading News Resource of Pakistan
     
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    KARACHI - Pakistan Navy
    commissioned the 3rd Pak Marines
    Battalion at Gwadar on Thursday while
    Bahria Model School was inaugurated
    at Jiwani.
    A press release of the PN said that in
    order to further strengthen the
    defence of Gwadar Port and to
    enhance the security of vital PN assets
    and installations along the western
    coasts, Pakistan Navy has achieved a
    significant milestone by commissioning
    the 3rd Pak Marines Battalion.
    The commissioning ceremony was held
    today at Gwadar. The Vice Chief of
    Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Muhammad
    Shafiq was the chief guest on the
    occasion.
    Shafiq said that at present the country
    was faced with internal and external
    threats, which makes security today’s
    main concern. He said that Pak
    Marines always remained steadfast
    and proved their mettle whenever the
    nation called for. Be that defence of
    border in creek areas, air defence of
    PN assets, security of sensitive areas or
    aid to civil power during natural
    disasters.
    PN commissions 3rd Pak Marines Battalion

    well commissioning 3rd Marine Battalion is a great joy and surprise to me...
    We really needed that to defend Naval assets and reign of Sir Creek..
    I hope PN will manage to rise 1 brigade of Marines till 2015 as planned....:tup::super:
     
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    Thats excellent news. The Pak marines are as good as our SSG commandos if not better.
     
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    Any photos of the marines?
     
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    Are Pak Marines "just" naval infantry or real commandos?
     
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    Recently the Pak Marines have really stepped up their capability, not to mention active participation in naval exercises.
     
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    its mean some thing heavy going at Gwader Port....
     
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    Marines are not special forces.
     
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    a bit more than naval infantry but not commandos....
    for commandos PN have SSG(N) branch...
    and the marines are not comparable to SSG..:pop:

    no dear that's wrong :nono:
    ot's marines not SSG(N)...
     
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    MASHA ALLAH. Hopefully PN will equipped them with ANZA MKIIIs, Radar and Mannual Operated AAAs along with SPADA 2000s and Other High Altitude SAMs. Ameen and INSHA ALLAH.
     
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    Awsome news wating to see pic's :)
     
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    Other than these three marine battalions, does Pakistan have any other amphibious assault formations? (I don't mean the SSG-N). What is the biggest sized amphibious formation Pakistan can field? Also, what is the need for marines to defend Gwadar port, when it is part of Pakistan's mainland? Wouldn't regular army troops be just as effective, and cheaper to train and maintain?
     
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    Congratulations! Any special names for these Marines?

    Also,does Pakistan Operate any Ambhibious ships?Can't find any!:undecided:
     
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