Naval Intelligence (Pakistan)

Naval Intelligence
Agency overview
Formed 1960
Jurisdiction Pakistan Navy
Headquarters Rawalpindi, Punjab Province
Employees Highly classified
Agency executive
Parent department Ministry of Defense
(Government of Pakistan)
Parent agency Naval Intelligence Division
(Royal Navy)

The Directorate for Naval Intelligence, known as "Naval Intelligence" and its acronym "NI", is the intelligence arm of the Pakistan Navy. It is headquartered in Islamabad, Pakistan at NHQ.

The NI directly reports to Chief of Naval Staff, and is subordinated to the Ministry of Defence of Pakistan.[1] The NI is mandate and tasked with gathering naval intelligence and providing the information to Pakistan Defence Forces at large with the naval intelligence picture. The NI provides warning of war or terrorism from the sea; instructs and trains the Sea Corps' (Pakistan Marines, Naval Special Forces) on areas related to field intelligence, intelligence-related human resources, and hydrography; and coordinates between the Sea Corps and other elements in the Intelligence Community.


  1. Abbasi, Ansar (November 27, 2010). "DG Naval Intelligence ready to spill the beans". News International'. Islamabad, Islamabad Capital Territory: The News Intelligence Unit. p. 1. Retrieved 2011. Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
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