Saeed Mohammad Khan
|Saeed Mohammad Khan|
|Birth name||Saeed Mohammad Khan|
|Nickname(s)||Beast of the Sea|
September 1, 1936 |
British Indian Empire
|Years of service||1954-1994|
|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
Indo-Pakistani War of 1971
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.
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. 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.
After retirement, Admiral Saeed Khan became Pakistani Ambassador to the Netherlands where he served for 4 years.
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.
|Chief of Naval Staff
1991 – 1994