Pakistan Naval Academy


Pakistan Naval Academy

The Pakistan Naval Academy (PNS Rahbar) is an academy for the initial training of officers of the Pakistan Navy. It was established in Manora, in 1970. Besides training its own officers, it has also provided basic training to about 2000 officers of allied countries, including the Chief of Naval Staff of Qatar Emiri Navy. [http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/pakistan/pns-rahbar.htm GlobalSecurity.org] "PNS Rahbar"]

Purpose of Academy

The goal of the Pakistan Naval Academy is: "
text=To give professional, moral, educational, mental and physical grounding to the subordinate officers of the navy, so that, with time and experience, they develop into proficient naval officers, equipped with the highest ideals of loyalty, honour, courage and devotion to duty which would be in conformity with the past Islamic history and future aspirations of the people of Pakistan.
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History

In 1947, after the Independence of Pakistan, the Pakistan Navy lacked the capability and expertise to train its officers. Therefore, the Pakistan Navy sent its officers to be trained at the Britannia Royal Naval College, Britain. [http://www.paknavy.gov.pk/Pna.htm Pakistan Navy Website] ] However, due to divergent operational requirements and cultural values, Pakistan was compelled to start its own training institute for its navy.In 1960, the cruiser PNS Babur was converted into Cadets Training Ship. After the outbreak of the 1965 Indo-Pak War, PNS Babur was made available for operational requirements. There was now a need for a permanent institution for training navy officers. On December 1970, Pakistan Naval Academy was commissioned as PNS Rahbar at Manora.

Training

Cadets begin training by starting a year and half at the academy. They are initially taught three different disciplines:
*Humanities
*Professional
*Engineering Along with this they are also taught academic, professional and technical subjects.

After passing out they are appointed to midshipmen.cite book
author= Pervaiz Iqbal Cheema
title= The Armed Forces of Pakistan
publisher= NYU Press
year= 2003
pages= p142
isbn= 0814716334
] In this phase, they go through another six months of training at sea. They are assigned to one of the five different branches including Operations, Weapon Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Logistics. After passing the final fleet examination, they are promoted to Sub-Lieutenant.

Affiliations

The academy is also affiliated with the following educational institutions:
*Karachi University
*National University of Sciences & Technology
*Pakistan Navy Engineering College
*Institute of Business Administration
*Pakistan Educational Research Network

ee also

*Pakistan Navy
*Pakistan Navy War College

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