A ceremony was held at Ministry of Defence Production, Rawalpindi to ink the agreement. A representative of Ministry of Defence Pakistan and M/s China Shipbuilding Trading Company Ltd (CSTC) signed the contract for the acquisition of 2x warships for Pakistan Navy. Deputy Chief of Naval Staff (Operations), Rear Admiral Faisal Rasul Lodhi was also present on the occasion.
These new warships are Type 054 A frigates. These ships will be inducted in Pakistan Navy fleet by 2021. Type-054 A frigate is a very famous warship, codenamed Jiangkai II by NATO. Pakistan, in 2017, ordered 2 warships and with this agreement of 2 more warships, the order totals 4 Type – 054 A frigates.