Two new frigates- PNS Tipu Sultan and Shahjahan were commissioned in Pakistan Navy at a ceremony held Wednesday at Hudong Zhonghua Shipyard Shanghai, China.
Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Amjad Khan Niazi was chief guest at the ceremony, and handed over the traditional Command Scrolls to the Commanding Officers of PN Ships.
The Naval Chief said China's active support has helped Pakistan Navy strengthen its force structure and progressive capability enhancement to respond to maritime threats and contribute to peace and stability in the region.
The contract for four multi-role frigates for Pakistan Navy was signed between Pakistan and China in 2018. Two ships namely TUGHRIL and TAIMUR have already joined the PN fleet last year.
The ships are technologically advanced with surface to surface, land attack, surface to air and underwater firepower coupled with extensive surveillance potential.
The frigates built for Pakistan are based on the Type 054, of which tens of warships have been built for the Chinese Navy. They carry quite an array of offensive and defensive weapons besides surface and undersea surveillance systems.