Pakistan Navy’s missile frigate PNS Taimur, built by the Chinese, will make a port call in Colombo after being granted permission by the Sri Lankan Government.
However, the very war ship was denied entry in Bangladesh to dock at Chittagong Port.
PNS Taimur was scheduled to call at a port from 12 to 15 August while en route to Karachi to join the Pakistan Navy, but reports claim that PNS Taimur requested permission to anchor in Chittagong, Bangladesh, from 7 to 10 August was denied by Dhaka.
This ship was commissioned by the Pakistan Navy at Hudong Zhonghua (HZ) Shipyard, China, Pakistan Navy said on 23 June. PNS Taimur is the second ship of four Type 054 A/P Frigates constructed for the Pakistan Navy. The first 054 A/P Frigate PNS TUGHRIL has joined PN Fleet in January 2022, while another two frigates of same class are presently under construction in China.
PNS Taimur is a technologically advanced and highly capable sea asset having hi-tech weapons and sensors, latest combat management and electronic warfare system to fight under multi-threat environments.
By Sulochana Ramiah Mohan