Saturday, June 22

VICE ADMIRAL OVAIS AHMED BILGRAMI APPOINTED AS VICE CHIEF OF NAVAL STAFF

VICE ADMIRAL OVAIS AHMED BILGRAMI APPOINTED AS VICE CHIEF OF NAVAL STAFF

VICE ADMIRAL OVAIS AHMED BILGRAMI APPOINTED AS VICE CHIEF OF NAVAL STAFFVice Admiral Ovais Ahmed has been appointed Vice Chief of the Naval Staff with immediate effect. Ministry of Defence has appointed Vice Admiral Ovais Ahmed Bilgrami as Vice Chief of the Naval Staff. The admiral 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. The Admiral distinguished service career includes wide range of Command and Staff appointments. His major Command appointments were Commanding Officer of a Type-21 destroyer PNS KHAIBAR, Commander Karachi and Commander Pakistan Fleet. His Staff appointments include Fleet Operations Officer & Chief Staff Officer to Commander Pakistan Fleet, Staff Officer Operations at HQ NAVCENT Bahrain, Director Naval Developmental Plans, Director Naval Operations, Assistant Chief of Naval Staff (Operational Plans) and Deputy Chief of Naval Staff (Operations) at Naval Headquarters Islamabad. As Flag Officer, the Admiral has also performed duties as Additional Secretary-III at Ministry of Defence. Presently, Vice Admiral Ovais Ahmed Bilgrami is serving as Chief of Staff at Naval Headquarters. He is a graduate of Pakistan Navy War College Lahore, National Defence University Islamabad, Naval Command & General Staff College Philippines and Royal College of Defence Studies UK. In recognition of his meritorious service career, the Admiral has been awarded Hilal-i-Imtiaz (Military).

Editor: Raja Kamran