Pakistan warships dock in Sri Lanka after Bangladesh denies permission

Pakistan warships dock in Sri Lanka after Bangladesh denies permission

International Deskdaily-bangladesh.com

Published: 19:34 11 August 2022   Updated: 19:37 11 August 2022

Pakistan Navy Warship PNS Timur- Photo: Collected

Pakistan Navy Warship PNS Timur- Photo: Collected

Pakistan Navy's warship PNS Timur anchored in Sri Lanka's Colombo port after Bangladesh denied permission to dock at Chattogram seaport.

Sri Lankan authorities allowed the ship to anchor after it reached Colombo port on Wednesday.

According to the Times of India, the warship was to anchor outside the Chattogram Port from August 7 to 10 on its journey from Shanghai to Karachi. 

Two days later, on August 9, the Chittagong Port Authority said that the warship was not allowed to anchor in the port. After receiving the response from the authorities, PNS Timur sailed for Colombo. The ship reached the port of Colombo on the following day, Wednesday.

Earlier, the Sri Lankan government denied anchor to a Chinese ship to enter the port of Colombo this week over Indian objections. But warships of China's ally Pakistan have been allowed to dock at the same port. And the warship is also made in China.

PNS Timur, built at Dong Port in Shanghai, is the most modern and formidable type 054 A/P warship of the present time. Such warships are considered to be the most advanced technology warships in the world. These ships are equipped with high-tech weapons.

A Colombo port official said on condition of anonymity that the PNS Timur has various advanced weapons including several laser-guided missiles. It will leave Colombo for Karachi port on August 12.

The ship is expected to reach Karachi on August 15. The warship also took part in exercises in Malaysia and Cambodia along its journey to Karachi.

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