Sri Lanka allows Chinese built-Pakistani guided missile frigate PNS Taimur to make a port call at Colombo, Bangladesh denies

Posted by Ankit Sharma | Aug 09, 2022
Taimur PNS

Sri Lanka has allowed the Chinese built-Pakistani guided missile frigate PNS Taimur to halt at Colombo while on its way to join the Pakistan Navy in Karachi. 

The warship is built by Hudong-Zhonghua shipyard in Shanghai and it is traveling to Pakistan while exercising en route with Cambodian and Malaysian navies. The ship is expected to be at Colombo port from August 12-15, 2022.

Sri Lanka permitted the Pak Warship to halt at Colombo, while Bangladesh denied halting the warship, According to diplomatic sources.

Also, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is scheduled to make a trip to India in the first week of September and along with PM Modi will launch the jointly developed 1320 Mega Watt Maitree Super Thermal Power Project at Rampal in the Khulna sub-division.

PNS Taimur, the second of the four Type 054 A/P frigates build in China, was commissioned on June 23, 2022. The lead ship of this class is PMNS Tughril which was commissioned on January 24, 2022. China is also building eight Yuan class -041 diesel attack submarines for Pakistan by 2028 with the objective to militarily flank India on the high seas.