Hasan Hafeez Ahmed
|Hasan Hafeez Ahmed|
|Birth name||Hasan Hafeez Ahmed|
|Nickname(s)||H. H. Ahmed|
|Died||9 March 1975 (aged 45–46)|
|Buried at||Islamabad, Islamabad Capital Territory|
|Years of service||1947–1975|
|Unit||Surface Ship 25th Destroyer Squadron|
|Commands held||Chief of Naval Staff (CNS)
Commander North (COMNOR)
Comdnt. Pakistan Coast Guard
Commander Coast (COMCOAST)
Comdnt. Cadet College Petaro
|Battles/wars||Indo-Pakistani War of 1965
Indo-Pakistani War of 1971
Vice Admiral Hasan Hafeez Ahmed, TQA (usually shortened to H. H. Ahmed) (died 9 March 1975), was a senior naval officer who served as the first Chief of Naval Staff (CNS) of Pakistan Navy. Vice-Admiral Ahmed commanded Pakistan Navy from 1972 until his death on 9 March 1975. He was promoted by President Zulfikar Ali Bhutto as Chief of Naval Staff when Judge Advocate General Branch of Pakistan Defence Forces had sacked last Commander-in-Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Muzaffar Hassan. Vice Admiral Muzaffar Hassan, along with the Chief of Army Staff Lieutenant General Gul Hassan Khan and Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal (General) Abdul Rahim Khan, were sacked by Judge Advocate General Branch by the order of then-civilian Martial Law Administrator President Zulfikar Ali Bhutto in March 1972. He was a recipient of Tamgha-e-Qauid-e-Azam (TQA).
Ahmed joined Pakistan Navy after the independence of Pakistan in 1947. Having joined as non-commissioned officer, Ahmed was sent to Britannia Royal Naval College Dartmouth, Great Britain, in 1950. Upon his return, he gained a commissioned in the Navy, and joined the Pakistan's 25th Destroyer Squadron as a Gunnery specialist. In 1965, as Lieutenant-Commander, Hasan participated in Indo-Pakistani War of 1965, and led Pakistan Coast Guard in numerous Patrolling missions. He was distinguished for his role in Operation Dwarka where he had participated in the mission on behalf of Pakistan Coast Guard. For his role, he was conferred with Tamgha-e-Quaid-e-Azam (Medal of the Great Leader) in 1965.
After the war, in 1966, he was promoted as commander where he commanded the destroyer ship, and was later upgraded to Captain. He quickly rosed to the ranks, and, as Rear Admiral, became a commandant of Pakistan Coast Guard in 1971. During the time, Pakistan Coast Guard suffered the major human and infrastructure casualties as a result of successful Operation Trident commenced by the Indian Navy.
After the war, as many admirals were sacked, Rear-Admiral Ahmed commanded the Pakistan Fleet and Pakistan Coast, Headquarters. By the 1972, he became a senior naval official. In 1972, he was promoted by President Zulfikar Ali Bhutto as Chief of Naval Staff when Judge Advocate General Branch of Pakistan Defence Forces had sacked last Commander-in-Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Muzaffar Hassan. Vice Admiral Muzaffar Hassan, along with the Chief of Army Staff and Chief of Air Staff, were sacked by Judge Advocate General Branch by the order of then-civilian Martial Law Administrator President Zulfikar Ali Bhutto in March 1972. He died in office in 1975.
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