SHANGHAI: A Pakistan Navy Ship (PNS) Saif arrived here on Thursday for a goodwill visit and to participate in Pakistan-China joint naval exercise.
The ship, commanded by Captain Shahzad Iqbal, was accorded a warm welcome upon its arrival at the naval port, pictures resleased by Chinese media showed.
The welcome ceremony, attended by a large number of senior officials and diplomats from both the friendly countries, was held at the Wusong Port.
Upon completion of the goodwill visit, the ship, a sword class F22 P frigates of Chinese origin, will leave the port and take part in a training mission along with ships of PLA Navy in the sea.
The men and officers of the visiting ship are also expected to hold professional discussions and interactions with their compatriots from the PLA Navy on subjects of mutual interest.
The PNS Saif is equipped with state of the art weapons, sensors and machinery, making it capable of undertaking a variety of maritime operations. The ship was built in 2010 in Shanghai and this was its first visit back to the city.