Pak to acquire US warship for 65-mln dollarsApril 21st, 2010 - 12:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr.21 (ANI): Pakistan has signed a 65 million dollar deal with the United States for the acquisition of warship USS McInerney.
The naval frigate will be handed over to Pakistan on August 31 following which it would be refurbished according to the Pakistan Navy’s requirements under the US Navy’s supervision, The Daily Times reports.
USS McInerney, which would be called PNS Alamgir after Pakistan’s acquisition, is likely to start its journey to Pakistan in January 2011 to join the Pakistan Navy.
The defence deal was signed during a small function in Washington. Top officials from the navies of the both countries were present on the occasion.
Several Pakistan Embassy officials were also present during the signing of the deal, who described the contract as a ‘major milestone’ in strengthening the Pakistan-US relationship. (ANI)