Zafar Mahmood Abbasi

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Zafar Mahmood Abbasi
Hrs 101014-N-5429S-037 Pakistan navy Rear Adm. Zafar Mahmood Abbasi, outgoing Combined Task Force 150 commander, left, passes a ceremonial scroll.jpg
Vice-Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi (left)
Birth name Zafar Mahmood Abbasi
Allegiance  Pakistan
Service/branch  Pakistan Navy
Years of service 1976 - Present
Rank US-O9 insignia.svg Vice Admiral
Unit Operations (OPS)
Commands held
Commander Coastal
Battles/wars Indo-Pakistani War of 1999
Operation Parakaram
War in North West-Pakistan
Operation Enduring Freedom – HOA
Awards Sitara-e-Imtiaz (military)
Imtiazi Sanad

Vice Admiral[1] Zafar Mahmood Abbasi, is a Pakistan Navy officer, currently serving as Vice Chief of Naval Staff.

Naval career[edit]

Abbasi joined Pakistan Navy in 1978 as a Naval Cadet after receiving an admission at the Pakistan Naval Academy. In 1982, he gained his B.Sc. in Economics and later went to the United Kingdom, where he attended Britannia Royal Naval College at Dartmouth.[2] In 1981, upon his return, he was given commissioned in the Navy as Sub-Lieutenant. He was also conferred with Sword of Honor at the Pakistan Naval Academy. In 1984, Abassi did his specialization in Underwater Warfare from Submarine School of the Pakistan Naval Submarine Service Branch, and another course in Surface Warfare from United States Naval Academy[3] In 1989, he attended the Royal Australian Naval College where he did B.Sc. in War studies and a M.Sc. in War and Strategic studies National Defence University. He served as the Commander of Combined Task Force 150 from April 2010 till October 2010.[4]