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In 1947, at the time of independence, lack of facilities and expertise forced Pakistan Navy to send its officers to UK for training. Though the training at UK was satisfactory; great financial burden, divergent operational requirements and cultural values compelled PN to start its own training in Pakistan with whatever meagre resources were available at hand. Consequently, in 1960, the Cruiser PNS BABUR was converted into Cadets Training Ship. Since then all officers of the Pakistan Navy are being trained in the country. During 1965 Indo-Pak War, PNS BABUR was made available for operational requirements and a modest Naval Academy was established at Manora. In 1970, the Pakistan Naval Academy was commissioned as PNS RAHBAR