Admiral Fasih Bokhari
), is a retired 4 star
rank naval officer
and the former the Chief of Naval Staff
of the Pakistan Navy
from 1997 to 1999.
A war hero, he resigned as Chief of Naval Staff of Pakistan Navy on October 6, 1999 after being superseded by much junior military officer and newly promoted General Pervez Musharraf
, when he was appointed as Chairman
of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee
in addition to his being Chief of Army Staff
of the Pakistan Army
.Ikram Sehgal. Pakistan Link
, 8 October 1999 As an admiral, Bokhari was responsible for the induction of the Agosta 90B class submarine
for the Pakistan Navy
. He was a submariner
by profession and was the Navigating Officer on the PNS Hangor
when it sunk the INS Khukri
Bokhari enjoyed a lively career in the Navy, and had held notable commands. A war hero, Admiral Bokhari joined the navy on January 1, 1959 and attended the Britannia Royal Naval College
at Dartmouth before being commissioned into the Pakistan Navy in May 1962. At Dartmouth, he did his B.Sc.
in Military science
and was inducted in Navy Submarine Service Branch of Pakistan Navy in 1964. He attended the French Naval War College in 1975 where he did his M.Sc.
in War studies
. Since then, he had numerous key staff and command positions, both ashore and afloat. As a younger naval officer, Fasih Bokhari had resigned earlier many years ago to pursue another career in the face... Read More