Introduction

The Beacon is an annual publication of Pakistan Navy War College. It carries a compilation of selected research intensive papers contributed by course participants and College faculty. The Beacon primarily endeavours to disseminate maritime and security knowledge related to oceanic affairs. It also includes other selected titles for wider readership both, within and outside the Navy. Subjects of national or international significance such as; conflict and conflict resolution, socio-economic challenges, climate change & environmental security as well as regional & international geopolitical trends appear on the pages of The Beacon.

To proliferate quality knowledge on contemporary & developing maritime, security and other issues of significance.

The Beacon articles range from issues concerning maritime security, maritime disputes, nuclear & strategic developments and other interrelated national, regional and international matters.

Research and Academic Facilities

PNWC Library aims to provide PN Staff Course members and faculty with state of the art research, academic and literary facilities. The staff course curriculum necessitates the members to consult and read books, journals periodicals etc. in the execution of their schemes and other research intensive assignments. PNWC Library accordingly assists the course participants in pursuit of their studies and temporal growth. The Library rules have been framed to ensure that the facilities in the Library are managed efficiently and are conveniently available to all course participants.

Future Projects

A separate section for preservation of archives is planned in short term. The section will have thesis, magazines, old newspaper and weeded out books etc. The section will also preserve any material, document or useful historical data obtained from individuals or other sources from time to time. Special shelves will be available for this archival section. Periodical section will be used to procure, maintain and arrange periodicals. In addition it will also be used to maintain press clippings (soft copies) from national dailies.