Saeed Mohammad Khan

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Saeed Mohammad Khan
Birth name Saeed Mohammad Khan
Nickname(s) Beast of the Sea
Born (1936-09-01) September 1, 1936 (age 79)
British Indian Empire
Allegiance  Pakistan
Service/branch Naval Jack of Pakistan.svg Pakistan Navy
Years of service 1954-1994
Rank US-O10 insignia.svg Admiral
Unit Naval Operations Branch (NOB)
Commands held Chief of Naval Staff
Chairman Pakistan National Shipping Corporation (PNSC)
Vice-Chief of Naval Staff (VCNS)
Commander Pakistan Fleet
Battles/wars Indo-Pakistani War of 1965
Operation Dwarka
Indo-Pakistani War of 1971
Awards Nishan-i-Imtiaz(Military)

Saeed Mohammad Khan, NI(M), SBt, is a retired 4-star rank naval officer and the 12th Chief of Naval Staff (CNS) of the Pakistan Navy from 9 November 1991 9 November 1994.[1]

Naval career[edit]

S.M. Khan was born on October 1, 1944, and he is the last of 4 children. He joined the Navy at age 16 in 1954. Having joined the Navy as non-commissioned officer, he progressively elevated the ranks. He gained commissioned in the Navy in 1958, in Naval Operations Branch. Khan actively participate in Indo-Pakistani Wars and battles and, due to his heroic action, he was dubbed "The Beast of the Sea", by his senior commanders. Khan, as 4-Star admiral, is credit to close a deal of technology transfer of Agosta class submarine in 1994.[2]

In 1984, he was promoted to Rear-Admiral and was made Commander Pakistan Fleet (COMPAK). Before taking over as Chief of Naval Staff, Saeed M. Khan, as Vice-Admiral, stayed as Vice Chief of Naval Staff (VCNS) and was responsible for the Naval warfare exercise and command structure of the Navy. As Vice-Admiral, S.M. Khan served as the Chairman Pakistan National Shipping Corporation (PNSC) from November 11, 1988 from December 13, 1990.[3] He is a recipient of Nishan-i-Imtiaz (Military), which is awarded to all the services chiefs upon taking over their respective commands and Sitara-e-Basalat, a non-operational award.[4]


After retirement, Admiral Saeed Khan became Pakistani Ambassador to the Netherlands where he served for 4 years.

Personal life[edit]

Khan married Ranaa Ahmed at the age of 27 in Pakistan. Together, they had 3 children, Nadir, Saira, and Ehsun. He now has 8 grandchildren.


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Military offices
Preceded by
Yastur-ul-Haq Malik
Chief of Naval Staff
1991 – 1994
Succeeded by
Mansurul Haq