Tahseen Ullah Khan

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Tahseen Ullah Khan
Allegiance  Pakistan
Service/branch Naval Jack of Pakistan.svg Pakistan Navy
Years of service 1977–present
Rank US-O8 insignia.svg Rear Admiral
Unit Submarine Service Branch
Commands held Chief Staff Officer to Commander Pakistan Fleet
Director of Maritime Affairs
Director of Submarine Operations
Deputy DG of Maritime Security Agency
D.G of Pakistan Coast Guard
Battles/wars War on Terrorism
Combined Task Force 150
Awards Sitara-i-Imtiaz (military)

Vice Admiral Tahseen Ullah Khan is a Pakistan Navy's naval officer and the current director-general of Maritime Security Agencys. A Navy engineer officer, Khan has previously served as a Defence Attaché at the Pakistan High Commission in Malaysia as well as served as a military advisor to the Malaysian Navy.


Khan attended the military high school Cadet College Kohat where he graduated with pre-engineering advanced diploma. He is a graduate of Pakistan Navy Staff Course and Armed Forces War Course and holds degrees of B.Sc. (Hons) in Chemical engineering from Karachi University and Master's degree in War Studies from Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad. He also holds a diploma in French language from National University of Modern Languages, Islamabad.

Pakistan Navy career[edit]

Khan has been served was commissioned in Pakistan Navy on 1 December 1977. Upon attaining his commission, he was selected to undergo his training at Britannia Royal Naval College, Dartmouth, Devon, United Kingdom. On his return from UK, he joined the Submarine Service of the Pakistan Navy where-in he served onboard submarines in various capacities. He specialized in the Arms of Submarines from CIN, St. Mandrier, France in 1986. He also served as ADC to Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee from 1989–91. He commanded two submarines; S-134 PNS Ghazi/M and S-133 PNS Mangro from 1994–96.

Defence attaché and military advisor[edit]

He served as Defence and Naval Advisor in Pakistan High Commission Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) from 1996–1999. On return, he was appointed at Naval Headquarters as Director Maritime Affairs and later as Director Submarine Operations. He has also served as Deputy Director General Maritime Security Agency. Upon his promotion to the rank of Commodore, he was appointed on the faculty of National Defence University, Islamabad in 2004 for two years from where he was appointed Commander North before being appointed as Commandant, PN War College, Lahore.

Before his appointment as Director General Maritime Security Agency, he was serving as Chief Staff Officer to Commander Pakistan Fleet. His interests include reading and relaxing by listening to music and golfing in leisure times. He is happily married with a daughter and a son.


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