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Pak to get $65 million US warship ‘free of cost’
Indian Express.com ^ | 4/27/2010 | Indian Express.com

Posted on 04/27/2010 8:47:14 PM PDT by ErnstStavroBlofeld

The Pakistan Navy has rebuked reports that it is acquiring an over 30-year old guided missile frigate from the United States for a whopping 64.77 million dollars, saying Pakistan would be getting the warship free of cost.

A Pakistan Navy spokesman said that the transfer of USS McInerney, a Oliver Perry class frigate, is being done under the Foreign Military Funding, according to which Pakistan would ‘not have to pay a single dollar for the frigate.’ 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.

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.

It is worth mentioning here that Islamabad is negotiating with Washington for five more Oliver Perry class frigates.

(Excerpt) Read more at indianexpress.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: biggovernment; ffg8; foreignaid; frigate; lping; oliverhazardperry; pakistan; pakistannavy; southasia; usnavy; ussmcinerney; welfare
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