Pakistan to buy eight attack submarines from China

  • Pakistan will buy eight attack submarines from China.
  • China is set to grant long term loan to Pakistan to help it buy these submarines.
  • However, there is no official confirmation on what type of submarines will be bought by Pakistan.

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan will acquire at least eight modified diesel-electric attack submarines from China by 2028 in a nearly $5 billion agreement, said to be the biggest arms export deal for the Communist giant.

The head of Pakistan's next-generation submarine programme and senior naval officials briefed the members of the National Assembly's standing committee on defence on August 26 regarding the deal worth approximately $4 to 5 billion, according to state-run media.