China on Monday delivered to Pakistan's Navy what its official media described as the "most advanced" Chinese warship ever exported, which is to be deployed by Pakistan in the Indian Ocean.
The delivery of the Type 054A frigate is the latest example of increasingly close military cooperation. Many Chinese and Pakistani analysts think it bolsters Pakistani capabilities to balance India in the region.
It has been named PNS Tughril by the Pakistani Navy, and it is the first hull of four Type 054 frigates under construction for the Pakistan Navy.
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