Director NIMA (Karachi)

Cdre (Retd) Ali Abbas SI(M)

Cdre (Retd) Ali Abbas SI(M) had an illustrious career in Navy with vast experience of high profile operational, training and staff appointments. After leaving Navy in 2017, the Commodore served as Director Bahria University Karachi Campus. Presently he is Director at National Center for Maritime Policy Research (Karachi) a premier maritime think tank and a constituent unit of Bahria University. Commodore (Retd) Ali Abbas SI(M) has undergone various professional and academic courses both inland and abroad. He completed his Naval Staff Course from PN War, Lahore in 1998 and later did Armed Forces War Course from National Defence University, Islamabad in 2009/10. In the meantime, the Commodore also attended and graduated from National Defence University, Beijing in 2006/07. He holds MS degree in Project Management and an MSc degree in “War Studies & Defence Management”. Besides this, he also holds two BSc Honours degrees from Karachi University and a Post Graduate Diploma in Defence and Strategic Studies from NDU Beijing. His other relevant experiences include project management of PN Frigates and corvettes in China. He attended Force Generation Conference at US NAVCENT Bahrain in 2010 and Counter Piracy Conference at Dubai in 2013 and later commanded multinational task force in the Indian Ocean. Besides having interest in Naval Strategy and Operations, the Commodore has great enthusiasm for general history, culture and economics. Presently he is engaged in Research oriented activities at NIMA(K).

Contact : +92 21-99240044


Director NIMA (Islamabad)

Cdre (Retd) Bilal Abdul Nasir SI(M)

Cdre (R) Bilal Abdul Nasir SI(M) joined PN on 01 Apr 84 and was subsequently commissioned in the Ops Branch on 01 Jul 88. He has done his cadets basic training from Turkish Naval Academy, Istanbul from 1986 to 1991. The officer has specialized in Gunnery and has served on board various PN Ships and Establishments. He is a graduate of PN War College, Lahore, Turkish Navy Staff College, Istanbul and National Security and War Course at National Defence University, Islamabad. His prominent staff and Instructional appointments include Instructor at Pakistan Naval Academy, Assistant Naval Secretary at Naval Headquarters, Fleet Gunnery Officer at Fleet Headquarters, Directing Staff (Navy) at Army Command and Staff College, Quetta and Directing Staff (Navy) at National Defence University, Islamabad. On board ships, Commodore Bilal Abdul Nasir has served as Executive Officer of Destroyer PNS TIPPU SULTAN and has also commanded the same ship prior his appointment as Naval Attaché (Pakistan) at Embassy of Pakistan, Washington DC. His important staff and command appointments in the rank of Cdre include Assistant Chief of Naval Staff (Plans), Assistant Chief of Naval Staff (Training), Assistant Chief of Naval Staff (Evaluation), Project Director Jinnah Naval Base at NHQs and Commander North. His latest operational assignments include Commander 25th Destroyer Squadron at Karachi and Commander Combined Task Force-150 at Bahrain. He is a recipient of the United States Legion of Merit Award.

Contact : +92 51-9261968


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