China to provide eight submarines to Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: China has announced to provide at least eight submarines to Pakistan for securing its coastal areas, ARY News reported on Saturday.

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The news was disclosed in a briefing to the National Assembly Standing Committee on Defence by Pakistan Navy.

Under the agreement, four submarines will be constructed in China and will be provided to Pakistan Navy in 2022-23.

The remaining four submarines will be constructed in Pakistan at Karachi Shipyard and will be handed over to Pakistan Navy in 2028.

The committee expressed satisfaction over the development made by the Pakistan Navy.

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