Tanvir Ahmed (admiral)

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Tanveer Ahmed
Birth nameTanvir Ahmed
Karachi, Sind, British India
(Now, Karachi, Sindh in Pakistan)
Allegiance Pakistan
Service/branchNaval Jack of Pakistan.svg Pakistan Navy
Years of service1963–1999
RankInsignia RealAdmiral Pakistan Navy.gifUS-O8 insignia.svgRear-Admiral
UnitNaval Operations Branch
Commands heldDG Naval Intelligence
Ins-Gen. Naval Police
DCNS (Administration)
Military attaché at the Pakistan Embassy in Tripoli
Battles/warsIndo-Pakistani War of 1965
Indo-Pakistani War of 1971

Rear-Admiral Tanveer Ahmed (Urdu:تنوير احمد), is a retired two-star rank admiral in the Pakistan Navy and an anti-corruption activist, who is notable for leading investigative probes on Agosta submarine scandal and arresting Adm. Mansurul Haq, the former chief of naval staff of the Pakistan Navy from 1994–97.

As of current, he is currently serving as an active Rotarian with Rotary Club of Pakistan chapter.[1]


Tanveer Ahmad was born in 1943 in Karachi, Sind, India, and attended the famed DJ Science College in 1961 where he graduated with diploma in 1963.[1] He was educated with Saleem Mandviwalla who was his classmate.[1]

After graduating, he joined the Pakistan Navy in 1963, where he was educated at the Naval Academy (then known as PNS Rahbar), and did his military training with the Royal Navy in England.[citation needed] He participated well in the second war in 1965 and the Western front of the third war with India in 1971, where he served on the surface branch as surface officer in various surface warships.[2]

From 1977–80, Lieutenant-Commander Ahmed was selected on the diplomatic assignment by the Ministry of Defence (MoD), and dispatched at the Pakistan Embassy in Tripoli in Libya where he briefly served as a military adviser to Libyan Navy.[1]

From 1984–88, Commander Ahmad was commanding officer of PNS Alamgir which he commanded until 1988.: 59–65 [3] He was later educated at the Naval War College but nonetheless, he was described as "average professional acumen" in the Navy.: contents [4] In 1990–93, Cdre Ahmad served in the Karachi Port Trust (KPT) as director of maritime operations as secondment.[2]

In 1994, Cdre Ahmed was appointed as officer commanding of the PNS Haider, a logistics establishment in Karachi, which he served until 1997.: 182 [3] In 1997, Rear-Admiral Ahmed was appointed as Director-General of Naval Intelligence (DGNI), taking over the command from Cdre. Shahid Ashraf who briefed him over his secret monitoring of the Agosta Submarines scandal.[5]


  1. ^ a b c d Ahmad, PN, Tanveer (11 November 2015). "Tanveer Ahmed - Adamjee Science College 1960's Alumnus". www.asc6x.org. ASC6x Alumni organization of DJ Science College. Retrieved 10 September 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Tanveer Ahmed". www.oldpublicans.com. Old Publicans alumni. Retrieved 10 September 2017.
  3. ^ a b Anwar, PN, Cdre. Muhammad (2006). Stolen Stripes and Broken Medals: Autobiography of a Senior Naval Officer (google books) (1st ed.). AuthorHouse. p. 275. ISBN 9781425900205. Retrieved 10 September 2017.
  4. ^ Anwar, Dr Muhammad (2006). Stolen Stripes and Broken Medals: Autobiography of a Senior Naval Officer. Author House. ISBN 9781467010566. Retrieved 10 September 2017.
  5. ^ Sharif, Arshad (30 December 2010). "REPORTER-Kickbacks and commissions in Agosta submarine case-Part-3-Clip-1". Dawn Newspapers, 2010. Dawn Newspapers. Retrieved 10 September 2017.