Pakistan will receive 8 new military submarines from China under Project Hangor, in order to strengthen the country’s marine warfare capability.
Currently, Pakistan is equipped with total 10 submarines in its fleet to meet any challenge from the enemy across the border.
These submarines will be a great addition to Pakistan’s underwater warfare program and can help Pakistan Navy to counter the terrorism activity from India.
China-Pak Projects and Project Hangor
Pakistan has already launched two satellites with the assistance of China, a week ago. The satellites were on-board the Chinese Long March (LM-2C) Vehicle, while the PRSS1 – Pakistan’s first optical remote sensing unit – was developed by the China Academy of Space Technology (CAST).
The satellites were launched from a China-based space center, called Jiquan Satellite Launch Center.
In accordance to CPEC program, the Pak-China Fiber Optic Cable was also recently inaugurated. The Fiber Optic cable connects Pakistan directly to China via an 822-kilometer cable that goes from Rawalpindi to Khunjerab.
Various Chinese automakers have also entered Pakistan. Some of the companies have already received the government’s approval. They have been awarded a Greenfield status to set up their respective factories for the local market.
Some of the Chinese companies that are going to unveil their product for Pakistan include DFSK, Luoyang Dahe, Lifan, Foton JW, JAC, and Changan.
The first four submarines are stated to be delivered by the end of 2023. The others being assembled in Karachi are set to be completed by 2028. Project Hangor is expected to change the course of underwater marine operations in the subcontinent.It is estimated that the eight submarines addition to Pakistan Navy will form the foundation of the country’s flourishing sea-based nuclear second-strike triad.