KARACHI - Pakistan Navy ships Madadgar and Rasadgar, the Small Tanker-cum-Utility Ships (STUS), were commissioned and PNS Alamgir formally inducted into the Navy fleet during an impressive ceremony at the Pakistan Navy Dockyard Tuesday. Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral Noman Bashir, was chief guest while officials of Defence Ministry, Navy, senior management of Karachi Shipyard and Engineering Works (KS&EW) and others attended the ceremony. PN ships Rasadgar and Madadgar have indigenously been constructed in Pakistan by KS&EW. The induction of STUS will increase logistic support. These state-of-the art crafts are designed and equipped with robust and reliable modern machinery and equipment. PNS Alamgir was commissioned on August 31, 2010 after which it underwent major refurbishment and essential repairs in the US. The OHP frigates are being used by a number of navies. PNS Alamgir will augment maritime security operations capacity in the Arabian Sea in addition to supporting the Navy surface fleet. Speaking on the occasion, Admiral Noman Bashir congratulated all the people engaged in the STUS project and induction of Alamgir. He said the commissioning of these tankers-cum-utility vessels is a manifestation of the Navys commitment and resolve of self-reliance. The Naval Headquarters is actively pursuing the policy of self-reliance, which has resulted in numerous benefits not only in long-term cost savings but more importantly in establishing expertise and confidence in personnel. Vice Admiral Abbas Raza, Commander Pakistan Fleet, reiterated that the Navy was committed to defending sea frontiers and would continue its contribution to maintaining peace and stability in the region. He said the STUS project, undertaken by KS&EW, will provide the Navy with greater flexibility and endurance to conduct a wide range of support operations to the fleet and coastal stations. The indigenous projects that are well underway range from platform design and construction to development of sensors, command and control systems, simulators and computer based training modules. Later, the naval chief viewed the ships and interacted with crew of both commissioned ships.