With an eye on Indian Ocean, China delivers largest, most advanced warship to Pakistan

Updated: few hours ago

Beijing, Nov 9 (PTI) China has delivered its largest and most advanced warship to Pakistan as it seeks to beef up the navy of its all-weather ally in the Arabian Sea and the Indian Ocean, where it has increased its own naval presence in recent years.

The Type 054A/P frigate was named the PNS Tughril, state-run Global Times reported on Tuesday.

Designed and built by China State Shipbuilding Corporation Limited (CSSC), the frigate was delivered to the Pakistan Navy in a commissioning ceremony in Shanghai, the CSSC announced in a statement on Monday.