ISLAMABAD - First Fast Attack Craft (Missile) (Designate PNS Azmat) was launched On Tuesday at Xingang Shipyard, China, in an impressive ceremony. Admiral Noman Bashir, Chief of the Naval Staff, was the chief guest on the occasion, says a press release issued here. He, while addressing the ceremony, marked the launching of Fast Attack Craft (Missile) as yet another pinnacle of this project, demonstrating untiring and total commitment of all involved. Acknowledging the efforts of Chinese engineers and technicians for construction of FAC (M), the chief guest congratulated China State Shipbuilding Company (CSOC), Xingang Shipyard for their full cooperation & commitment in launching the craft as per schedule and remarked that the occasion was yet another example of unique Pak-China relations which do not draw any parallel in the world. The Naval Chief added that this project of missile craft construction represented a quantum leap not only in the defence production in maritime sector of Pakistan but also addresses a longstanding operational requirement of Pakistan Navy. The collaboration in this project will hopefully open new avenues of cooperation which will be yet another milestone in defence cooperation between China and Pakistan. He emphasised that induction of missile craft would not only supplement Pakistans combat potential but would also afford Pakistan Navy the opportunity to distinctly uphold its forward presence in area of interest, contributing to balance the power equation in the region. Launching ceremony was attended by President CSOC, senior leadership/management of CSOC and Xingang Shipyard, ambassador of Pakistan.