KARACHI: The Pakistan Navy’s second fast-attack craft named PNS Dehshat, was launched on Thursday during a ceremony at Karachi Shipyard and Engineering Works (KS&EW).
PNS Dehshat is the second ship of its kind and was constructed at KS&EW in collaboration with China State Shipbuilding, Offshore International Company and Xingang Shipyard under the Transfer of Technology arrangement.
The first ship PNS Azmat was inducted in the PN Fleet in June 2012.
Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Asif Sandila, who was the chief guest at the ceremony, lauded the defence cooperation between China and Pakistan and said that the construction of the missile craft at Karachi Shipyard was another example of “unparalleled” Sino-Pak relations.
Admiral Sandila added that addition of these crafts to the PN Fleet with further strengthen the offensive capability of the Pakistan Navy.