China has launched first of the 4 superior naval warships it’s constructing for Pakistan, amid deepening financial and defence ties between the 2 all-weather allies.
The launching ceremony for the primary warship was held on the Hudong Zhonghua Shipyard in Shanghai on Sunday.
The Kind-054 class, outfitted with the newest floor, subsurface, anti-air weapons, fight administration system and sensors might be one of many technologically superior floor platforms of the Pakistan Navy fleet, the report mentioned.
Pakistan signed a contract with the China Shipbuilding Buying and selling Firm Ltd. (CSTC) for the supply of two Kind-054 A/P frigates in 2017. Final 12 months, the Chinese language official media reported that beneath a serious arms deal between the 2 all-weather allies, China would construct 4 superior frigates for Pakistan Navy.
The phrases of the deal and the worth of the ships weren’t revealed.
The launching of the ship coincided with the 2nd strategic dialogue between International Minister of China Wang Yi and his Pakistani counterpart Shah Mahmood Qureshi held on the Chinese language vacation resort of Hainan on August 21.
In the meantime in Islamabad, Pakistan International Minister Qureshi mentioned on Monday that China and Pakistan have been strategic companions. He mentioned the cooperative relationship between Pakistan and China was a solution to objections concerning the formidable USD 60 billion China-Pakistan Financial Hall (CPEC).
Addressing the media on his return from China, Qureshi mentioned Pakistan and China have been pursuing the venture and its tempo of implementation would improve and it might profit the complete area.