Pakistan plans to modernize its navy against the threat of India. Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi, Commander of the Pakistan Navy, said the Navy's priority was “ready for battle and high attack capability.” During his speech, he assured that the priority of the Navy is “combat readiness and offensive capacity.”
Accordingly, the number of warships in the Pakistani Navy will be increased to 50. Transfer of a Yuan-class submarine of Chinese origin destined to train the Pakistani crew for its eight Hangor submarines. Pakistan Naval Research and Development Institute will be established to promote indigenous design.
Pakistan will continue the development of the ship-based P282 hypersonic ballistic missile and purchase a Medium Altitude Long Endurance (MALE) air platform.
Some analysts say Pakistan’s modernization plan will be insufficient to counter the threat from India.