A ceremony was held yesterday at the Karachi Shipyard & Engineering Works Limited (KSEW), to mark the reception of the second Chinese-built Fast Attack Craft (FAC) of the Pakistan Navy, PNS Dehshat. The first FAC, PNS Azmat was delivered to the Navy by the Chinese two months ago. The vessels were delivered as per the agreement signed between the Pakistani Ministry of Defence and the Chinese authorities in December 2010.

The vessels were built at the China State Shipbuilding Company, located in the port of Tianjin Xingang. The construction of the first vessel, PNS Azmat was completed on March 2012. The vessel reached Pakistan on 24th April 2012. In addition to the Chinese-built FACs, the Navy is also operating two locally built FACs, the PNS Jurrat and PNS Quwwat. Both of the locally built vessels were inducted in to the Navy in 2002.

Admiral Muhammad Asif Sandila, the Chief of Naval Staff of Pakistan Navy was present at Karachi to attend the launching ceremony of PNS Dehshat. Other senior officials from various branches of the Pakistani Armed Forces, as well as a number of local government officials also took part in the ceremony. Speaking as the chief guest during the launching ceremony, Admiral Sandila claimed that the main aim of the Pakistan Navy is the creation of long lasting peace and stability in the region. He added that the Navy is committed to the protection of the sea trade routes and the Pakistani Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ).

The 600-tonne PNS Dehshat, which is expected to enter active service soon after completing the remaining sets of marine trials, operates with a crew of 14 naval servicemen. Defence analysts have criticized the low manoeuvrability and speed of the vessel (the maximum attainable speed is some 32 knots). The main armament is the Chinese developed C-802 anti-ship missiles, in addition to the naval cannons. The vessels are expected to perform marine patrol duties during the peacetime and coastal defence role during wartime.

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  1. LOT OF CONGRATULATIONS TO CHINESE AND PAKISTANI ENGINEERS LONG LIVE CHINA PAKISTAN FRIENDSHIPS FOREVER AMEEN.

    Kaamra Attack Question is very much concerned how do these insurgents penetrated inside who provided them advanced combat guns camouflages ? similar to past attacks on GHQ, PNS Mehran etc. etc.Why USA bashing all time on Pakistan discrimination double standards on many events in past if you go in the history they never want to see Pakistan a nuclear power

    propaganda’s of nuclear assets not safe all time stigma for them Pakistan a Muslim country having this quality is a painful death for all of them what ever raw khaad mossad dutch MIVD German BND black water all have 1 mission to destabilize Pakistan internally and never let it grow never trade but just giving add using it like slaves or not all but few NGOS working in pakistan less devolopmental more to find out nuclear command and control and thirst of $ dollars by

    Pakistani politicians establishment not ending Pakistani
    defense agencies must know all this mess opening NATO supply without
    charging them for heavy taxes to pay and complete surety of no drone attacks it will happen again no one knows what more gonna happen in future this whole shitts was pre planned much before 911 attacks how to invade Muslim countries capture there resources invade free states Syria Jordan Yemen sham Libya oil hunger of parasites Iraq now Iran etc etc no non Muslim state in trouble every where by making CIA

    trained Asama laden Taliban previous called mujaheddin in Russian wars american presence in Afghanistan is not to save america but many secret motives china Russia still sleeping even recession have no impact on USA UK to stop war craze utilizing there big arms ammunition industries only GOD can give them lesson of enjoying extra ordinary

    life themselves putting others lives in pain GOD BLESS PAKISTAN. USA itself sucked in hands of extremist Zionist lobbies.CIA enthusiasm at serving their nation turned to anguish and remorse, as they realized that they were actually subverting democracy and killing innocent civilians in all world in the name “national security” and promoting foreign policy agendas.
    The root cause of all on going tensions in the world.

  2. I hope more warship can Protection Pakistan’s … Long live the friendship in China and Pakistan

  3. Heartiest congratulations on Pakistan Navy inducts its second Chinese-built Fast Attack Craft.We need strong Pakistan on all fronts I hope i conveyed my message.

  4. ..good news…Hmmmm..how stealthy are these crafts? I mean for such a craft stealth is important, isn’t it?

  5. WISH PAKISTAN SOONER GET AIR CRAFT CARRIER WAR SHIP. WITH A SUCCESSFUL MISSILE TEST OF ICBM,ALONG MISSILE DEFENSE SHIELD WHICH WILL MAKE STRONG ENOUGH PAKISTANI DEFENSE.

  6. Best wishes from Sri lankans to our best friends in Pakistan, We hope Pakistan, Chinese friendship will bring them to a strong future.

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