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Pakistan starts submarine construction at home

14th December 2021 - 04:00 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Christchurch

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KSEW has started construction of the first Pakistani-built Hangor-class submarine. (PN)

Indigenous construction of Pakistan's new conventional submarines is now under way.

The Pakistan Navy (PN) hosted a ceremony on 9 December to mark the first steel being cut for its four domestically constructed Hangor-class diesel-electric submarines.

The ceremony, for the fifth of class overall, was held at the Karachi Shipyard & Engineering Works (KSEW). Photos of the event showed dignitaries from both Pakistan and China in attendance.

The PN Chief of Naval Staff expressed gratitude to all involved in the submarine construction and described the occasion as evidence of the deep relationship between Pakistan and China.

This first Pakistani-built boat is expected to be christened PNS Tasnim.

There will be eight

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