Islamabad : China handed over two maritime patrol vessels to Pakistan Navy for joint security along the sea route of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), reported.
The Chinese vessels were received by Commander of Pak Navy Vice-Admiral Arifullah Hussaini. The ships are called PMSS Hingol and PMSS Basol after two rivers in the region.
The ships have become part of Pakistan Navy from today and (Pakistan) Navy would become stronger with the induction of these maritime vessels,” Arifullah Hussaini was quoted as saying by Dawn.
He added that the Pakistan-China friendship was becoming stronger and deeper than the ocean, day by day. China is expected to provide two more ships “Dasht” and “Zhob” to Pakistan navy. It is already working on them and they are expected to be completed soon.
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