PAKISTAN SIGNS AN AGREEMENT WITH CHINA FOR SIX PATROL CRAFT

PAKISTAN SIGNS AN AGREEMENT WITH CHINA FOR SIX PATROL CRAFT

China has signed a contract with Pakistan to supply six patrol boats to boost its surveillance of the northern Arabian Sea.Although a price for the contract has not been released, a senior Pakistani government official said that "at least USD130 million" has been set aside for the purchase. The vessels will be operated by Pakistan's Maritime Security Agency, which is run by the navy.A formal agreement for the sale was signed on 10 June at the Ministry of Defence Production in Rawalpindi between the Pakistani government and China Ship Trading Company (CSTS), according to the Pakistani official.

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