ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Navy has inducted second state of the art 2300 Tons Corvette vessel into its ship fleet.
Launching ceremony of the vessel built for Pakistan Navy was held in Romania. Chief of Staff (Personnel) Vice Admiral Athar Mukhtar was the chief guest on this occasion.
Corvettes laced with latest technology are multi-purpose platforms of medium size and tonnage. These are used for different operations including security patrol.
In his remarks on the occasion, Vice Admiral Athar Mukhtar said the addition of these ships will further enhance the capability of Pakistan Navy to defend the waters of the country.
He also lauded the professionalism of DAMEN Shipyards in delivering cutting edge technologies to Pakistan Navy in the form of Corvettes.
On August 29, Pakistan had successfully carried out night training launch of surface to surface ballistic missile Ghaznavi.
The missile is capable of delivering multiple types of warheads, including nuclear and conventional, up to 290 kilometers.
“CJCSC & Services Chiefs congrat team. President and PM conveyed appreciation to team and congrats to the nation,” spokesperson of armed forces, Director General Inter Servicers (DG ISPR) Asif Ghafoor had tweeted.
Foreign Office Spokesperson Dr. Mohammad Faisal has said that Prime Minister Imran Khan’s comments on Pakistan’s approach towards conflict between the two nuclear armed countries were being taken out of context.
In a statement, he said, while conflict should not take place between the two nuclear states, there’s no change in Pakistan’s nuclear policy.
Prime Minister Imran Khan in a recent statement has said that Pakistan would not initiate a military conflict with India.
“We are both nuclear-armed countries and if tension escalated it may have adverse effects on all the world. We will not take the initiative of war,” he had warned.
On August 6, Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed had reaffirmed Pakistan Army’s support for Kashmiris in their just struggle for freedom from illegal Indian occupation.
“Pakistan Army firmly stands by the Kashmiris in their just struggle to the very end,” the army chief had said during a Corps Commanders Conference on Kashmir situation at the General Headquarters (GHQ) in Rawalpindi.