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China Delivers Its ‘Most Advanced’ Frigate – PNS Taimur – To Pakistan; Navy Says Will Boost Combat Capabilities - EurAsian Times

Last updated Thursday, June 23, 2022 22:31 ET , Source: TopWireNews

The Pakistan Navy received the second Type 054A/P frigate (PNS Taimur) from China on Thursday, significantly boosting the country’s ambitions to reinforce its maritime frontiers.
According to the state-run Global Times, PNS Taimur was commissioned at the Hudong-Zhonghua Shipyard in Shanghai, China.
This is the second of the four Type 054 A/P frigates China produced for the Pakistan Navy. In January, the Pakistan Navy Fleet received its first Type 054A/P frigate, the PNS Tughril. The other two are being built in China.
Taimur is a competent and technologically powerful maritime asset equipped with advanced combat management, electronic warfare systems, and high-tech weapons and sensors to fight in multi-threat environments, Pakistan Navy said in a statement.
The ships will provide the Pakistan Navy with a sustainable boost in combat power and allow it to take on new challenges in maritime security and regional peace.
Commodore Rashid Mehmood Sheikh, head of the Pakistan Navy Mission in China, attended the event as the chief guest. In his remarks, Commodore Rashid emphasized that the addition of the advanced frigates will considerably improve the Pakistan Navy’s capabilities in fortifying the defense of maritime borders.
He further lauded the PLA Navy and the Chinese shipbuilding industry for their collaborative efforts in achieving the landmark objective of delivering the well-equipped and powerful frigate on time.
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