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Pakistan receives first Chinese-built frigate

10th November 2021 - 03:22 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Christchurch


The Pakistan Navy has received its first Chinese-built Type 054A/P frigate. (PN)

The Type 054A/P, of which Pakistan has ordered four from China, will be Islamabad's most sophisticated warship to date.

The first Chinese-built Type 054A/P multirole frigate was delivered into Pakistan Navy (PN) hands in Shanghai on 8 November. The vessel is named PNS Tughril.

This 134m-long warship (pennant number ‘261’) had been launched on 22 August 2020, and the handover ceremony was held at the Hudong-Zhonghua Shipyard. The type is also sometimes referred to as the F22P Batch II.

Moin Ul-Haq, Pakistan’s Ambassador to China, said the frigates would strengthen the PN’s ability to respond to maritime challenges, ensure seaward defence, and maintain peace, stability and the regional balance of power.

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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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