The Pakistani Navy has commisioned its third F-22P frigate, PNS Saif.

Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Noman Bashir, while commissioning the vessel, said that Pakistan was prepared to counter forces challenging its sovereignty, regional peace and security, and that it would continue its relationship with China in all fields, particularly defence.

“The present geopolitical situation demands further strengthening of our relations and I assure you that Pakistan is deeply committed to achieving our shared objectives”, he said.

The induction of the ships will provide combat potential and allow the navy to uphold its presence, contributing to the balance of power equation in the region, according to the Daily Times.