Published on 04 Aug 2011 | over 5 years ago
The Pakistani Marines (PM) are the Marine Corps and amphibious corps service branch of the Pakistan Armed Forces. The Pakistani Marines are a special military operations service branch of the Pakistani Navy and part of Pakistani Armed Forces, responsible for providing force projection from the sea, using the mobility of the Pakistani Navy to rapidly deliver combined-arms task forces. It is one of seven uniformed services of Pakistan. It was founded in 1990 and is about 2,000 men strong, with plans to grow to brigade strength by 2015.
The Marines are an elite special operations force similar to the United States Marine Corps (USMC) and the United Kingdom's Royal Marines. During the training of the Pakistani Marines at Marines training school, the Marines occasionally conduct their exercises with the U.S. Marine Corps. As their close association with the Pakistani Navy, the Pakistani Marines share the same ranks with the Pakistani Navy but the military codes are the same as in the Pakistani Army