Pakistan Marines


Pakistan Marines

Pakistan Marines is a branch of the Pakistan Navy. It was founded in 1990 and is about 2,000 strong, with plans to grow to brigade strength by 2015 [ [http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/news/2007/05/marine_pakistan_delegation_070519/ Pakistani Marines tour East Coast bases - Marine Corps News, news from Iraq - Marine Corps Times ] ] .

History

Pakistan established a Marine in June 1971, consisting of a Marine Battalion and a Amphibious Wing to support operations in former East Pakistan. [ [http://www.paknavy.gov.pk/QASIM.htm Pns Qasim ] ] However, after the loss in the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971, the force was disbanded in order to reorganize the Pakistan Navy. However it was re-established on April 14, 1990.

Port Qasim

Port Qasim is the naval base for Pakistan Marines. It is responsible for general administration and logistics requirements of the marines. Its roles include: [ [http://www.paknavy.gov.pk/QASIM.htm Pns Qasim ] ]
* Act as logistics base for Marines.
* Operational readiness of all segments of Marines.
* Defence of designated operational area in Creek.
* Provision of security coverage to VA/VPs of PN and sensitive projects of national importance.
* Aid to civil power and rendering of assistance in case of natural calamities.
* Provision of Air Defence cover to designated PN units and Karachi complex through deployment of Mistral Missiles and Air Defence Balloons.
* Responsible for conduct of basic and mid career course for Marines.
* Maintain liaison with other PN and Army Institutions for coordinating various courses of instructions.
* Supervision/career management of Marines.
* Ceremonial duties.

Marines Training Center

The Marine Training Center was established in 1990 to impart Basic and Advance training to Pakistan Marines. Marine Training Center is equipped with modern training aid facilities to facilitate the conduct of various basic and advance level courses. [ [http://www.paknavy.gov.pk/QASIM.htm Pns Qasim ] ]

ee also

*Pakistan Navy
*Pakistan Navy War College

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