SHANGHAI, China: China has launched the 2nd Type-054 Class Frigate for Pakistan Navy at Hudong-Zhonghua Shipyard in Shanghai.
While addressing the Launching Ceremony as the Chief Guest, Commodore Azfar Humayun (Chief Naval Overseer) said that the induction of the warship will significantly enhance Pakistan’s maritime defense and deterrence capabilities.
Launching ceremony of 2nd Type-054 Class Frigate for #PakNavy held at Hudong Zhonghua Shipyard, China. Chief Guest, Cdre Azfar Humayun (Chief Naval Overseer) while addressing, highlighted that induction of warship will enhance Pak maritime defence & detterence capibilities(1/2) pic.twitter.com/LEDR4sQdNT
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Commodore Azfar Humayun acknowledged the support of the Chinese Shipyard and the China Shipbuilding Trading Company (CSTC) despite the COVID 19 pandemic.
The Pakistan Navy Chief Naval Overseer said that a technologically advanced platform fitted with the latest surface, subsurface, anti-air weapons, combat management system & sensors will strengthen Pakistan Navy combat’s capabilities and maintain peace & stability in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR).