The docking of the Chinese-designed Pakistani warship at Sri Lankan port came days following Colombo urged Beijing to defer the check out of a Chinese exploration vessel at the strategic Hambantota port soon after India’ expressed security fears.
The warship was to anchor outside the Chattogram port from August 7 to 10 on its journey from Shanghai to Karachi. The Sheikh Hasina federal government in Bangladesh denied permission to PNS Taimur as August is a month of mourning for Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina whose father Sheikh Mujib-ur-Rehman was assassinated on August 15, 1975.
“The warship which is geared up with laser guided missiles is now anchored at the Colombo port after the Sri Lankan govt gave it permission,” an formal mentioned.
“It will now go away Colombo port on 12th August for Karachi,” he explained.
PNS Taimur which has been designed at China’s Dong port in Shanghai and is envisioned to achieve Karachi on August 15. The warship also took aspect in exercise routines in Malaysia and Cambodia together its journey to Karachi.
This ship was commissioned by the Pakistan Navy at Hudong Zhonghua (HZ) Shipyard, China, Pakistan Navy stated on 23 June. PNS Taimur is the second ship of four Style 054 A/P Frigates constructed for the Pakistan Navy.
The very first 054 A/P Frigate PNS TUGHRIL joined PN Fleet in January 2022, whilst yet another two frigates of the similar class are presently beneath construction in China, Sri Lanka each day the Ceylon Currently described.
PNS Taimur is a technologically highly developed and very capable sea asset acquiring hello-tech weapons and sensors, most current combat management and digital warfare technique to battle beneath multi-threat environments, it claimed.