We are at least getting one more that has been ordered - "Putian" was also being refurbished last I heard, if not two more.Aren't we getting 2 more of these or something ? I wonder if we can get some more of second hand frigates from other nations ?
The confusion from Wiki, as reported by Janes in their page in error, was that this new one (ex-PLAN Putian?) was to be renamed BNS Khalid Bin Walid (F-20), which is not correct, since F20 is the same pennant number and Khalid Bin Walid earlier name of BN's lead ship, BNS Bangabandhu. Bangabandhu is _NOT_ being decommissioned, I can assure you.
I will let other knowledgeable folks confirm this.
BNS Umar Farooq F16 (ex PLAN 连云港 / Lianyungang, pennant/hull number 522) and BNS Abu Ubaidah F19 (ex PLAN 嘉兴 / Jiaxing, pennant/hull number 521) have already been delivered and commissioned earlier in 2020.
There are serious infra issues with the YARD (CDDL) that is going to be building these new indigenous Frigates, those will need to be resolved first. Such as BMRE issues and staffing expertise etc.Well idk how many they will build but if these Frigates are actually that capable then it's a serious threat for us and we better get our @sses up and kickstart our own indigenous next gen frigate program
The latter can be resolved with ToT and getting a development partner such as Damen or STX, which MAY be in the works.
The former (BMRE) will take more time.
And then there is of course pressure from Indian govt. all the time to buy their naval products. These A-holes will never leave us alone.