China hands over two ships to Pakistan Navy to ensure joint security of the trade route along the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor and the Gwadar port.
The formal handover of the ships, held at a ceremony at Gwadar port attended by Chinese officials, is likely to raise alarm in India.
The recently built and equipped ships with state of the art guns will be part of the Pakistan Navy, local media reported.
Pakistan Navy Vice Admiral Arifullah Hussaini received the ships, which have been named after nearby rivers Hingol and Basol.
Hussaini told his audience at the ceremony in Gwadar port that the Pakistan Navy has become stronger with the induction of the Chinese-built ships. Read More…