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Pakistan to build half of Type 041 submarine fleet in country
Farhan Bokhari, Islamabad - IHS Jane's Defence Weekly
06 October 2015
Pakistan will build four of the eight submarines it plans to purchase from China, potentially speeding up the timeframe for delivery of the class to the Pakistan Navy, according to Rana Tanveer Hussain, minister for defence production.

He told journalists on 6 October that the four boats will be built at the Karachi Shipyard & Engineering Works (KSEW), which is run by the Pakistan Navy.

"The two projects [construction of four boats in China and four boats in Pakistan] will begin simultaneously," he said. Hussain added that a training centre will also be created at KSEW.

Though the minister did not specify the types of boats that are being purchased, Pakistani and Western officials have previously told IHS Jane's they are likely to be the Type 041 'Yuan'-class diesel electric attack submarine or a variant of that platform, already in service with China's People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN).
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