Admiral Amjad Khan Niazi takes charge as the new chief of the Pakistani Navy. a change of command ceremony of the Chief of Naval Staff was held at PNS Zafar Naval headquarters, and foreign ambassadors were also present. Admiral Abbasi handed over command of the Pakistan Navy to Admiral Amjad.
Who is Admiral Amjad Khan Niazi?
Amjad took over the charge as the 22nd Chief of the Pakistan Navy, Admiral Amjad, and was commissioned in the operations branch of the Pakistan Navy in 1985. He received the Sword of Honor from the Naval Academy. During tensions with India after 27 February 2020, Admiral Amjad, the current chief of the Pakistan Navy, was the person who tracked the Indian submarine in Pakistani waters. He commanded the operation during that time.
His command appointments include command of two Type-21 ships, PNS Badr and PNS Tariq; Commander of the 18th Destroyer Squadron; Commandant PNS Bahadur; Commandant Pakistan Navy War College; Commander Central Punjab Lahore; Commander Pakistan Fleet and Commander Karachi.
The outgoing Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi congratulated the new Chief of Naval Staff Amjad Niazi while addressing the change of command ceremony.
Admiral Zafar Abbasi said that special attention was paid to the professionalism of the Pakistan Navy, 4 Chinese frigates will join Pakistan Navy in the next 2 years, PNS Yarmouk has become part of the Pakistan Navy and commissioning of PNS Hebat this year. It Will be at the end of
Admiral Zafar Mahmood said that a naval base is being set up in Gwadar, Marine Training Center has been shifted from Karachi to Gwadar.
Tweet by Director General Public Relations Pakistan Navy
President of Pakistan has appointed Vice Admiral Muhammad Amjad Khan Niazi as Chief of the Naval Staff & promoted him to the rank of Admiral w.e.f 7 Oct 20. He will succeed Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi, who will relinquish the Command of Pakistan Navy on 7 Oct 20. (1/2) pic.twitter.com/U1yMpt646W
— DGPR (Navy) (@dgprPaknavy) October 1, 2020