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Chinese-Designed Frigate Launched In Karachi

June 17 2011


The Pakistani navy has launched the last of four frigates built to a Chinese design, reports the Associated Press of Pakistan.

The Aslat is the fourth Zulfiquar-class frigate and the first to be built indigenously with Chinese assistance, navy officials said.

The ceremony on Thursday was attended by Adm. Noman Bashir, chief of the naval staff.

The first three ships in the class were built in China.

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