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Rear Admiral Ovais Ahmed Bilgrami Assumes The Command As Commander Karachi (COMKAR):

Rear Admiral Ovais Ahmed Bilgrami assumed the command of Commander Karachi (COMKAR) during an impressive Change of Guard Ceremony held in Karachi, PAKISTAN NAVY Media Wing DGPR NAVY said in an official statement.

According to the details released by the PAKISTAN NAVY Media Wing, Vice Admiral Faisal Rasul Lodhi handed over the Command of Commander Karachi or COMKAR to the newly appointed Rear Admiral Faisal Rasul Lodhi.

After assuming the Command of COMKAR, the Rear Admiral Uvais Ahmed Bilgrami is now the Commander of all the training Units of PAKISTAN NAVY at Karachi.

Rear Admiral Ovais Ahmed Bilgrami got commissioned the Operations Branch of PAKISTAN NAVY back in 1989. He got his initial training from Britannia Royal Naval College, Dartmouth, UK.

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“R/Adm Ovais Ahmed Bilgrami assumed the Command as Commander Karachi (COMKAR) from V/Adm Faisal Rasul Lodhi during Change of Command ceremony held at Khi. Newly appointed COMKAR was presented a Guard of Honor & introduced to COs of units under Command,” DGPR NAVY said.

Rear Admiral Ovais Ahmed Bilgrami is a graduate of PAKISTAN NAVY War College Lahore, National Defense University Islamabad and Royal College of Defense Studies UK and Naval Command & General Staff College Philippines.

He also earned his Master’s Degree in International Security and Strategy from the King’s College London. Moreover, Rear Admiral Ovais Ahmed Bilgrami is also a Navigation and Principal Warfare Specialist.

Throughout his illustrious career, he has commanded on various wide ranging Command and Staff experience. His major Command appointment includes Commanding Officer of PNS KHAIBAR.

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The distinguished Staff Appointments include the Director Staff at National Defense University (NDU), Chief Staff Officer to Commander PAKISTAN Fleet, Director Naval Operations, Director Naval Development Plans, Principal Secretary to Chief of the Naval Staff at Naval Headquarters Islamabad and Assistant Chief of Naval Staff (Operational Plans).

In recognition of his meritorious and remarkable services for his Sacred Country PAKISTAN, he has been awarded with the Hilal-e-Imtiaz (Military) by the Government of ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF PAKISTAN.

During the impressive Change of Command Ceremony, the Rear Admiral Uvais Ahmed Bilgrami was introduced to the various Commanding Officers of different Units under Command. The Change of Command ceremony was attended by the PAKISTAN NAVY Officials, CPOs/ Sailors and Navy Civilians.

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