Naveed Ashraf, the commanding officer of Pakistan naval frigate PNS Alamgir said that they have a mission for Maritime Security Operations but sometimes they also go on and visit nearby countries that are friends of Pakistan in order to strengthen their bond and also to foster their brotherliness with those countries.

Media personnel were given a tour on the board of the ship and the navy personnel acted as their guides. One guide said that the PNS Alamgir was acquired from the U.S. and was commission to Pakistan Navy in August of last year. The commissioning happened at Mayport Naval Station which is in Florida, United States. This is a deal that became the first step in the purchases of naval ship by Pakistan from the United States. They requested some modification to enhance its capabilities for naval warfare.

Pakistan Naval ships traditionally visit Kuwait out of good will, and so Pakistan Navy plays a key role in strengthening the relationship between two countries. PNS Alamgir is a 4,100 ton vessel and had been named after the Emperor Aurangzeb Alamgir who was the 6th Muslim ruler for the Great Mughal Empire. It’s well equipped for the modern naval warfare.

The commanding officer of PNS Alamgir, said that the ship is fitted with 76 millimeter and 25 millimeter guns, long range, surface and air searching radars, torpedo tubes, high tech communication and navigational systems and others. He also said that he will be holding a meeting with the important members of the Kuwait Navy and other officials as well as members of Pakistani community in the area.

He also said that it’s on an anti terror and piracy mission that will be routinely patrolling the Northern Arabian Sea and the Gulf of Oman to keep the areas safe as many ships pass through there. He hoped that their visit will be reinvigorating their relations and cooperation that would benefit both countries and create an even stronger bond with each other.

He said, there are rising threats in the region and the strategy of the Pakistan Navy was dramatically changed and they made necessary preparations to keep the region safe. They are enhancing their visibility and reaching beyond their boundaries. Pakistan Navy has joined the Coalition Maritime campaigns and have been successful in conducting maritime diplomacy with presence from China to the US.

The Pakistan Navy is an effective and efficient part of the Armed Forces that is fully capable of keeping their maritime interests protected while also maintaining their deterrence. In September of 2008, the US Congress has approved the frigate transfer to Pakistan that was delivered on August of 2010. Pakistan is a major non-NATO ally of the US and continues to receive needed military equipment from the United States. The frigate is already 32 years old but given a $65 million worth for refurbishment that includes the anti-submarine capability paid by the foreign military aid.

It had received a mechanical overhaul that was conducted in the United States. All the 4 diesel engines were removed and then overhauled as well as with the refrigeration and air conditioning units. The fuel oil tanks and the voids had been cleaned, repaired and then they were repainted. Other repairs and replacement were also done to the pitch propeller system, ventilators, breakers, windlass, NR3 switchboards and others. New equipment added includes the new navigation suite & bridge, composite come and a new VIP cabin.

The crew moved aboard last December after completing their training for firefighting and for damage control as well as for PMS and 3M to the US Navy PQS standards.

7 COMMENTS

  1. not bad ship
    pakistan is interested in other 5 same class of ships what is the progress for that

  2. I hope taliban doesnt destroy this american ship like the american P3c Orion in PNS mehran.

  3. o @MrSomnath woh tum logon ki bagarti the apni atomic sub-Marin ko bachany ki or tum fikr na kro P3c orion apny repairing k process sy tqreeban guzr chuky han

  4. Why american secret agents counselors so much crazy extremely interested in visiting so frequently K PK and Baluchistan provinces through different roots ways by changing their faces vehicle number plates dodging Pakistani security agencies through different methods fake reasons attempting without n.o.c as Raymond Davis several other black listed already for their past suspicious dangerous activities black water under cover secret agency who later changed their originality every thing supported by raw ,mossad who got spread like pesticides destroyed the peace of Pakistan no one knows their secret motives no one know what was 911 reality bush and Blair fake war against terror which later spread to Afghanistan and almost spreading like cancer every where recent revolution instability specially in middle east Asia gulf states mostly in Muslim states while holding their resources deploying army but not in Europe america or their beloved countries or the countries who can give tough time BUT war mongers 90%percent of media propaganda’s in world who owns it for wars ? but its quiet clear after Russian war AL Qaeda and so called mujaheddin called Taliban who created them ? same people who think ed that till 2015 pk no more in world map,Dollars and army not going to finish with them but only depending on their dollars can make empty hollow the stability and weaken roots of Pakistan. LONG LIVE PAKISTAN……….

  5. It is very much clear even if any one goes in history of pakistan will know that usa have always created hurdles for pakistan and tried to destabilise it through different propoagandas fake dramas blame games like did after 911 trade centers collapse 90%MEDIA IS OWNED BY JEWS WAR MONGERS LIARS HATRED AND MOST Wicked cunning diplomat to invade afghanistan, iraq capture there resources kill their babies and deploy their army its universal rule of israel and usa forces first let their enemies fight with each other when they get weak attack them as in pakistan shia sunni and india enough for them to tease while still pakistan its leaders officers forces depend on this worst poisnous snake who always bitten pakistan on almost every occasion drone attacks,raymond davis who murdered innocent pakistanis and left free ,bomb blasts, insecurity instability till yet very much crystal clear while pakistan never teased this stage 4 metastatic cancer usa like their xee black water under cover agents several others ,israel and india always usa favourite countries. As usa christians all religions itself becoming slave of jews who got the most cunning wicked brains on earth instead of jerusalem they spreading like parasites every where and increasing cancer every where all can see nothing happening to israel mosquito while playing with so big gulf states like arab uae ksa since years so similar israel will never want that iran, korea become nucler power or pakistan remain nuclear power but no problem israel ,usa ,uk ,france, or india ,make or keep as much bombs they can no problems they can keep and increase them too EVILS double standards still time to attack and finish the roots and their root cause of all such propagandas fake drama makers war mongers usa israel india destroyers of earth. basicaly war is against muslims not against europe america brasil africa canada or non muslim states its true osama cia agent al qaida helped no 1 else more then usa israel helped lot israelis americans to full fill their missions dirty desires to invade free states IRAQ AFGHAN ETC ETC.. and hold their assets to provide enviroment for attack as in past mujahideen did in russian war against afghanistan now same people r called thaliban terrorists trained and sent into pakistan in real thalib is so poor cant eat 1 time how he fight keep so expensive guns and live happy in doing this all as dollars have power to do any thing.

  6. GOD bless this world and save it from evils like USA Israel and their supporters It is very much clear even if any one goes in history of pakistan will know that usa have always created hurdles for pakistan and tried to destabilise it through different propoagandas fake dramas blame games like did after 911 trade centers collapse 90%MEDIA IS OWNED BY JEWS WAR MONGERS LIARS HATRED AND MOST Wicked cunning diplomat to invade afghanistan, iraq capture there resources kill their babies and deploy their army its universal rule of israel and usa forces first let their enemies fight with each other when they get weak attack them as in pakistan shia sunni and india enough for them to tease while still pakistan its leaders officers forces depend on this worst poisnous snake who always bitten pakistan on almost every occasion drone attacks,raymond davis who murdered innocent pakistanis and left free ,bomb blasts, insecurity instability till yet very much crystal clear while pakistan never teased this stage 4 metastatic cancer usa like their xee black water under cover agents several others ,israel and india always usa favourite countries. As usa christians all religions itself becoming slave of jews who got the most cunning wicked brains on earth instead of jerusalem they spreading like parasites every where and increasing cancer every where all can see nothing happening to israel mosquito while playing with so big gulf states like arab uae ksa since years so similar israel will never want that iran, korea become nucler power or pakistan remain nuclear power but no problem israel ,usa ,uk ,france, or india ,make or keep as much bombs they can no problems they can keep and increase them too EVILS double standards still time to attack and finish the roots and their root cause of all such propagandas fake drama makers war mongers usa israel india destroyers of earth. basicaly war is against muslims not against europe america brasil africa canada or non muslim states its true osama cia agent al qaida helped no 1 else more then usa israel helped lot israelis americans to full fill their missions dirty desires to invade free states IRAQ AFGHAN ETC ETC.. and hold their assets to provide enviroment for attack as in past mujahideen did in russian war against afghanistan now same people r called thaliban terrorists trained and sent into pakistan in real thalib is so poor cant eat 1 time how he fight keep so expensive guns and live happy in doing this all as dollars have power to do any thing.

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