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Pakistan receives final Chinese-built Type 054A/P frigates

12th May 2023 - 10:00 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Christchurch


The Pakistan Navy has now received all four of its Chinese-built Type 054A/P frigates. (Photo: PN)

China has completed delivery of four multipurpose frigates to the Pakistan Navy.

The Pakistan Navy (PN) took receipt of its final two of a quartet of Chinese-built Type 054A/P Tughril-class multirole frigates in a ceremony in Shanghai on 10 May.

The two newest warships are PNS Tipu Sultan and PNS Shah Jahan. The PN’s chief, Adm M Ajmad Khan Niazi, was in attendance at the commissioning event at the Hudong-Zhonghua Shipyard in China.

The former ship was launched on 3 August 2021, and the latter on 23 December the same year.

The first 4,000t frigate, PNS Tughril, had been handed over to Pakistan in Shanghai on 8 November 2021, and

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Gordon Arthur


Gordon Arthur

Gordon Arthur was the Asia Pacific editor for Shephard Media. Born in Scotland and educated …

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