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Two Pakistani navy ships to take part in Dimdex



Tribune News Network - Doha : 



Two Pakistan Navy Ships and four delegations will continue the tradition of solid representation at the sixth edition Doha International Maritime Defence Exhibition and Conference (DIMDEX), according to a statement from the Pakistan’s Embassy in Doha. 
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 Two Pakistan Navy Ships and four delegations will continue the tradition of solid representation at the sixth edition Doha International Maritime Defence Exhibition and Conference (DIMDEX), according to a statement from the Pakistan’s Embassy in Doha. 

 Pakistan and Qatar have a significant security and defence relationship that is cemented via avenues such as DIMDEX.  Commodore Irfan Taj, defence attaché of the Pakistan Embassy in Qatar, describes Pakistani representation at DIMDEX’ ‘very impressive’ as Pakistan has been regularly attending the DIMDEX which speaks of its due commitment to the region’s security and prosperity. 

 The delegations at DIMDEX will represent various prominent Pakistan’s defence and security agencies.  Minister of Defence Production Rana Tanveer Hussain will lead a four-member delegation.  Sardar Mansab Ali, Parliamentary Secretary for Defence, will lead a two-member delegation while Rear Admiral Shuaib and Rear Admiral Zaka ur Rahman, director-general of Pakistan’s Maritime Security Agency, will also be in attendance. 

 Commodore Faisal Abbasi, mission commander of the two Pakistani Ships that docked in Hamad Port on Sunday, will be representing the Chief of the Naval Staff. 

 Two Pakistan Navy ships, which will make their presence felt at the exhibition, are Fast attack missile craft ship, ‘HIMMAT’, and maritime security ship, ‘BASOL’. 

 Ship ‘HIMMAT’, built at Karachi Shipyard and Engineering Works (KS&EW) Pakistan, is equipped with state of the art weaponry and sensors, including an indigenously developed, sophisticated missile system that can perform tasks in a variety of threat scenarios. 

Ship ‘Basol’, named after a Pakistani river, is a multi-purpose vessel, fitted with the requisite world-class technology for patrolling ports and maritime trade routes as well as carrying out search and rescue. 

 

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