Pakistan Navy’s first Type 054A/P Frigate, PNS TUGHRIL has been commissioned at Hudong Zhonghua (HZ) Shipyard, China. Ambassador of Pakistan to China, H.E. Mr Moin Ul Haq graced the occasion as Chief Guest.
PNS TUGHRIL is 1st of 4 x Type 054 Frigates being constructed for the Pakistan Navy. The Ship is a technologically advanced and highly capable Platform with enormous surface to surface, Surface to air and underwater firepower besides extensive surveillance potentials. The Ship holds the capability to simultaneously execute a number of naval warfare missions in a highly intense multi-threat environment. PNS TUGHRIL is equipped with state-of-the-art Combat Management and Electronic Warfare system along with modern self-defence capabilities.
While presenting account of activities, the head of the Pakistan Navy Mission overseeing construction of 054A/P Frigate, Commodore Rashid Mehmood Sheikh highlighted that PNS TUGHRIL being a multi-mission capable Frigate will form the mainstay of Pakistan Navy Fleet while bolstering Pakistan Navy’s maritime defence capabilities.
The ceremony was attended by high-level dignitaries from BOMETEC, OIMC, SASTIND, PLA ( N ) and CSSC besides the Chairman of CSTC & HZ Shipyard and Commander of PLA ( N ) Shanghai Naval Base along with prominent figures of the Pakistan community in China.