KARACHI: Three rear admirals of the Pakistan Navy have been promoted to the rank of vice admiral on Thursday.

Vice Admiral Imran Ahmad was commissioned in marine engineering branch of Pakistan Navy in 1985. The admiral is a graduate of Pakistan Navy War College Lahore and National Defence University Islamabad. In recognition of his career, the admiral has been awarded Hilal-i-Imtiaz (Military).

Vice Admiral Naveed Ashraf was commissioned in operations branch of Pakistan Navy in 1989. The admiral is a graduate of Pakistan Navy War College Lahore, National Defence University Islamabad, Naval Staff College USA and Royal College of Defence Studies UK. In recognition of his services, he has been awarded Hilal-i-Imtiaz (Military) and Tamgha-i-Basalat.

Vice Admiral Ovais Ahmed Bilgrami was commissioned in operations branch of Pakistan Navy in 1989. He carried out his initial training from Britannia Royal Naval College, Dartmouth (UK) and won the coveted Sword of Honour. He is a graduate of Pakistan Navy War College Lahore, National Defence University Islamabad, Naval Command and General Staff College Philippines and Royal College of Defence Studies UK. In recognition of his service, the admiral has been awarded Hilal-i-Imtiaz (Military).

Published in Dawn, September 10th, 2021

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