Modern frigate delivered to PN in China.

KARACHI -- Pakistan Navy's first frigate of Type 054A/P, the PNS Tughril, has been commissioned at the Hudong Zhonghua Shipyard in China.

Ambassador of Pakistan to China Moin-ul-Haq was the chief guest on the occasion.

PNS Tughril is the first of 4 x Type 054 Frigates being constructed for Pakistan Navy.

The ship is a technologically advanced and highly capable platform with enormous surface-to-surface, air and underwater firepower, besides extensive surveillance potentials.

It has the capacity to simultaneously execute a number of naval warfare missions in a highly inten-se multi-threat environment.

According to the information received here, the chief guest on the occasion said the commissioning of PNS Tughril had opened a new chapter in Pakistan-China friendship that had matured over a long period.

Mr Haq said that in the context of the security paradigm of the region, Tughril-class frigates would strengthen Pakistan Navy's capabilities to respond to maritime challenges and to ensure seaward defence, maintain peace, stability and balance of power in the Indian Ocean region.

The ambassador also praised concerted...

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