Keel Laying Ceremony of Second Type 054 A-P Frigate Held in China

The keel laying ceremony of second ship of Type 054 A/P was held at Hudong Zhonghua Shipyard in China, marking a significant milestone in induction of cutting-edge frigate for Pakistan Navy. During the ceremony keel laying protocols were signed by both Pakistani and Chinese sides. Chief Naval Overseas (China), Commodore Azfar Humayun graced the occasion as chief guest.

The 054 A/P Frigates are technologically advanced and major platforms which will strengthen Pakistan Navy’s capability to respond to future challenges, maintain peace and stability, and the balance of power in the Indian Ocean Region.
Speaking at the occasion, the chief guest highlighted the importance of frigates building project for Pakistan Navy and their timely delivery while complying with the highest standards of construction, outfitting and performance. Commodore Azfar Humayun also acknowledged the professional competence of Hudong Zhonghua Shipyard and the Chinese contractors who, despite the challenges faced during COVID-19 pandemic in China, ensured completion of this important milestone on time.
The ceremony was attended by officials from Hudong Zhonghua Shipyard, Pakistan Navy officers and representatives from Chinese naval product firms.

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