Naval Intelligence (Pakistan)

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Naval Intelligence
Pakistan Navy Rear Admiral.svg
Agency overview
Formed 14 August 1947
Jurisdiction Pakistan Navy
Headquarters Navy NHQ in Islamabad
Employees Highly classified
Agency executive
Parent department Ministry of Defense
(Government of Pakistan)
Parent agency Naval Intelligence Division
(Royal Navy)

The Directorate-General for the Naval Intelligence (reporting name: DGNI), unofficially as Naval Intelligence or Nav Intel, is the military intelligence agency within the Pakistan Navy tasked with primarily the Navy's modernization efforts and advancing knowledge of protecting Nation's interests from seaborne attacks.:150-154[2]

The Naval Intelligence is tasked with primary objective of providing critical information to the Pakistani military's combat branches ranging from gather advanced knowledge on threats of terrorism and briefing on potential targets to the Marines Recon teams and the Special Service Group Navy (SSGN).[3]:65[4]


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  3. ^ "Pakistan Navy launches probe". The Nation. 31 August 2013. Retrieved 4 August 2018. 
  4. ^ Anwar, Muhammad; Baig, Ebad (2012). Pakistan: Time for Change. AuthorHouse. ISBN 9781477250303.