CJCSC and Services Chiefs Address the Participants of Navy Staff Course at PN War College

Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC) General Nadeem Raza addressed the participants of Navy Staff Course at PN War College and focused on evolving global order and national security challenges peculiar to South Asia. He highlighted the increasingly fluid regional environment shaped by a dynamic mix of great power competition and Indian hegemonic aspirations. CJCSC has said that warfare of 21st century has evolved and morphed into hybrid warfare/Grey Zone Conflicts which is a blend of subversion, terrorism, and irregular warfare. He has also said that Pakistan Navy has a proud history of valour and sacrifices, and that a vibrant force, Pakistan Navy has always come up to the expectations of the nation in defending maritime frontiers of Pakistan.

Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa appreciated the Naval War College as a prestigious institution of Pakistan Navy, where officers of Pakistan Armed Forces and friendly countries are trained for assumption of key command and staff appointments. Addressing the 49th Staff Course participants and facullty members, COAS said that Pakistan Navy with its proud history has emerged as a formidable force to come up to the expectations of the nation in defending the maritime frontiers of the motherland. During the address, COAS also focused on geostrategic environment, security challenges and opportunities for Pakistan.

Chief of the Naval Staff (CNS), Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi, in his address to the staff course participants, dilated upon the evolving geo-strategic environment and its interplay with prevalent security dynamics and focus on maritime security challenges. Further focusing on threat perception, the CNS dwelled on various initiatives and developmental plans in line with his vision for Pakistan Navy to be a formidable regional maritime power. CNS also underscored Pakistan Navy’s capabilities to deal with both traditional and non-traditional challenges by ensuring combat readiness, instituting effective measures in the ideological domain while catapulting Pakistan’s maritime sector to promote our maritime interests.

Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan addressed the participants and spoke about the challenges and thrust areas for development of PAF to meet future requirements. CAS focused his talk on the evolution taking place in the domain of air power, changing character of conflict, and the imperative for an agile and credible force. While highlighting challenges and opportunities, he advised the course participants to emphasize upon leadership traits, innovative thinking and contemporary significance of jointness in military operations. CAS shared his views regarding future attributes of PAF and assured that PAF is ready in every respect to defend the air space sovereignty of Pakistan.


The services chiefs visited Pakistan Navy War College at different occasions, and were received by Commandant Pakistan Navy War College, Rear Admiral Muhammad Zubair Shafique. The dignitaries addressed the participants of the 49th Navy Staff Course. Later the dignitaries laid wreath at the Yadgar-e-Shuhada and offered fateha. 

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