Pakistani Navy to Purchase Seven Submarines

25 March 2010 (Last Updated March 25th, 2010 18:30)

The Pakistani Navy is finalising discussions to buy seven conventional submarines from China and France. The Chinese variant is available for approximately $230m for each boat and a high level Pakistan naval delegation will visit France on 27 April to negotiate with DCN for Marlin submar

The Pakistani Navy is finalising discussions to buy seven conventional submarines from China and France.

The Chinese variant is available for approximately $230m for each boat and a high level Pakistan naval delegation will visit France on 27 April to negotiate with DCN for Marlin submarines.

The seven submarines include four Chinese Yuan and Song Class and three Marlin Class latest diesel electric conventional versions.

Pakistan is also maintaining buyout negotiations with Germany to purchase three U-214 boats.