Steel cutting ceremony of 2nd Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV-II) being constructed for Pakistan Navy was held at M/s DAMEN Shipyard Galati, Romania. His Excellency Mr. Safdar Hayat, Ambassador of Pakistan to Romania, graced the occasion as chief guest. The ceremony was also attended by Rear Admiral Faisal Rasul Lodhi, Deputy Chief of the Naval Staff (Operations) along with officials from the Ministry of Defence Production and Naval Headquarters. Senior management of M/s DAMEN Shipyards, Gorinchem (Netherlands) and Galati (Romania) were also present during the ceremony.
Contract for 2 state-of-the-art, multi-purpose Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPV-I & II) for Pakistan Navy was signed between Ministry of Defence Production and M/s DAMEN, Netherlands in 2017. OPVs will significantly enhance the combat capabilities and capacity for peace and war time operations of Pakistan Navy.
During the ceremony the chief guest highlighted that after induction, both OPVs will further augment the initiative of Pakistan Navy for independently conducting regional maritime security patrol of Indian Ocean Region for protection of national and international shipping against threats of maritime terrorism, piracy, narcotics, arms smuggling and human trafficking etc.
Delegation Headed by Commander Chinese People’s Armed Police Force Pays Tribute to FC Martyrs
Afive-member Chinese Delegation headed by Gen Wang Ning, Commander Chinese People’s Armed Police Force visited the headquarter of Frontier Corps Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (North) on August 14, 2018.
The Chinese delegation met Inspector General Frontier Corps Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (North), Major General Muhammad Waseem Ashraf and discussed matters of professional and mutual interest.
On their arrival at HQ Frontier Corps Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (North), the delegation laid a floral wreath at Yadgar-e-Shuhada and paid tribute to the FC personnel who laid down their lives during the war against terrorism.