South Asia and Beyond

Pakistan Inducts Two China-Made Warships

 Pakistan Inducts Two China-Made Warships

Pakistan has commissioned two multi-role naval frigates from China, marking the completion of a four-warship agreement signed between the two countries. Pakistan’s navy chief Admiral Muhammad Amjad Khan Niazi said the induction of the ships—PNS Tippu Sultan and PNS Shahjahan—”ushers a new chapter in the Pakistan-China friendship,” reports The Epoch Times. The contract for four Chinese-built Type 054 A/P warships was signed in 2018. Pakistan received the first frigate, PNS Tughril, in 2021 and the second one, PNS Taimur, last year. According to the Pakistani Navy, the 4,000-ton frigates are “technologically advanced” and equipped with surface-to-surface, land attack, surface-to-air and underwater firepower. They were built to “engage in multiple naval operations to counter maritime threats,” it stated.


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