Navy commandos celebrate golden jubilee

Shift from conventional warfare has brought special forces to the forefront: Admiral Zakaullah


News Desk March 29, 2017
SSG naval commandos during an exercise on Wednesday. PHOTO: PAKISTAN NAVY

KARACHI: Pakistan Navy celebrated on Wednesday golden jubilee of its elite Special Service Group, the SSG (N) commonly known as “Naval Commandos”.

The event, which was marked by a number of activities, including a firepower demonstration, where the commandos displayed specialised skills for anti-terrorist and hostage rescue operations, was attended by Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah, among others.

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Speaking on the occasion, Admiral Zakaullah appreciated the achievements and sacrifices of the group, which was raised on March 29, 1967. He said a shift from conventional warfare has brought the role of special forces to the forefront.

He also congratulated the SSG veterans on “setting a fine legacy to be followed by younger generations”.

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