KARACHI  - Commander Karachi Rear Admiral Khawaja Ghazanfar Hussain has been promoted to the rank of Vice Admiral.

A Pakistan Navy press release issued here on Monday said that Vice Admiral Ghazanfar Hussain joined Pakistan Navy in September 1975 and was commissioned in the Operations Branch on July 1, 1978. Upon completion of training, he did specialisation in communications and later joined Naval Aviation as Rotary Wing Pilot.

Vice Admiral Ghazanfar has served on various field and staff posts, including Commander Alloutte and Seaking Squadron, Executive Officer PNS Shamsher, Commander Air, Naval attachi in New Delhi India, Assistant Chief of Naval Staff (Training), Commander Naval Aviation, Naval Secretary and Deputy Chief of Naval Staff (Training & Personnel) at Naval Headquarters.

The Admiral has also done various professional courses. He is a qualified helicopter instructor pilot and has done Aviation Safety Course from USA.

He is a graduate of Joint Services Staff College Chaklala and acquired his Masters Degree in Defence and Strategic Studies from National Defence University Islamabad.

In recognition of his meritorious services, Vice Admiral Ghazanfar has been decorated with Hilal-e-Imtiaz (Military).