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HomeEconomySecond Type 054 frigate PNS Taimur commissioned in China MPNRC
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Second Type 054 frigate PNS Taimur commissioned in China MPNRC

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ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Pakistan Navy ship Taimur has been commissioned at Hudong Zhonghua (HZ) shipyard in China.

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Commodore Rashid Mahmood Sheikh, Chief of the Pakistan Naval Mission in China was present as the chief guest on the occasion.

PNS Taimur is the second of four Type 054 A/P frigates built for the Pakistan Navy. The first 054 A/P frigate PNS TUGHRIL has joined the PN fleet in January 2022, while the other two frigates of the same class are currently under construction in China.

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PNS Taimur is a technologically advanced and highly capable maritime asset with hi-tech weapons and sensors, latest warfare management and electronic warfare systems to combat in a multi-threat environment. These ships will provide a lasting boost to the combat capability of the Pakistan Navy and will be able to meet emerging challenges in the field of maritime security and regional peace.

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Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Guest underlined that the induction of state-of-the-art Type 054 A/P frigates would significantly enhance the capabilities of the Pakistani Navy in strengthening the defense of maritime borders. He also praised the concerted efforts made by China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC), China Shipbuilding Trading Company (CSTC), China Ship Development and Design Center (CSDDC), HZ Shipyard and PLA (Navy) for the historic achievement by timely delivery Of. Well equipped and powerful frigate.

In his address, Deputy Director General Military Excise, Chinam highlighted that Pakistan and China are aware of the changing geopolitical environment and are taking additional responsibilities and effective measures to deal with the emerging challenges together. He underlined that the friendship between the two countries is a pillar of peace and stability in the region.

The ceremony was attended by high-level dignitaries from BOMETEC, OIMC, SASTIND, PLA(N) and CSSC, chairpersons of CSTC and HZ shipyards as well as prominent figures from the Pakistani community in China.

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