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Interview

``PN CONSIDERS TURKISH NAVAL COMPANIES AT PAR WITH ANY COMPANY WITHIN THE EUROPEAN DEFENSE INDUSTRY``

During the second half of January 2022, Deputy Chief of the Naval Staff – Projects (DCNS [Projects]) Pakistan Navy Vice Admiral (VADM) lmran AHMED paid an official visit to Istanbul Naval Shipyard (INSY) to review the progress of PN-MILGEM Corvettes being constructed by Turkey for the Pakistan Navy (PN). Thanks to special permission from NHQ, within the scope of this official visit, DEFENCE TURKEY Magazine conducted an exclusive interview with VADM Imran AHMED on January 24, 2022 to get first-hand information on (DCNS [Projects]) of PN, the major procurement and modernization programs of PN including; Type 054A/P Frigates, PN-MILGEM/BABUR Class Corvettes, JINNAH Class Frigate Program and Agosta-90B Submarines MLU Program and the possibility of joint naval industry programs between Pakistan and Turkey. DEFENCE TURKEY also asked VADM Imran AHMED to share his personal assessment on the Turkish Naval Sector companies` existing capabilities in meeting the Pakistan Navy`s modernization requirements.

Issue 112 - February 2022

Defence Turkey: Sir, first of all thank you for sparing your time for our readers. Can we start our interview with a brief introduction of DCNS-P of the Pakistan Navy? How would you explain your job and official duties? How would you sum up your role?