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 Pak Navy acquires PNS Tughril to modernize its fleet



ISLAMABAD, : In order to maintain a force at Indian Ocean, the Pakistan Navy on Monday has acquired the latest and one of the most technologically advanced fleets, PNS Tughril.

A ceremony to induct PNS Tughril and Qatar gifted C-King helicopters in Pakistan Navy fleet was held in Karachi today. President Dr Arif Alvi was the chief guest on the occasion.

Addressing the ceremony, the president said that Pak-China friendship is time-tested and getting stronger with each and every passing day.

He said that although, Pakistan is a peace-loving country and has no nefarious designs against anyone, however, at the same time, it is also capable to foil ill designs of the enemy.

The president said that Pakistan is not in any arms race with any country as its defense capability is only for safeguarding its national interest and sovereignty.

PNS Tughril is the first ship of its kind that was built at the shipyard in Shanghai. It is a multi-mission capable ship, fitted with weapons such as Surface-to-Air (SAM) and Supersonic Surface-to-Surface Missiles (SSM).

The state-of-the-art ship can carry out numerous maritime operations due to installation of weapons and sensors.

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