Chinese Submarines to be built in Karachi

Four of China’s eight Yuan-class submarines for Pakistan will be built in Karachi.

Confirmed: Chinese Submarines Will Be Built in Karachi

By Ankit Panda

Earlier this year, Pakistan and China concluded a deal for Islamabad to purchase eight modified Type 41 Yuan-class diesel-electric attack submarines from China (export designation is the S20, which excludes the air-independent propulsion system). Specifics about the deal have been slow to emerge, but today Dawn, a major Pakistani newspaper, reports that China will build four of the eight submarines it is selling to Pakistan in Karachi, Pakistan’s largest city and most important port city on the Arabian Sea.

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