China has gifted warship ‘P625’ to Sri Lanka. As a new member of the Lankan Navy, the ‘P625’ frigate will be mainly used for offshore patrol, environment monitoring and anti-piracy combats.
The Type 053 frigate was commissioned into China’s People’s Liberation Army Navy in 1994 as the Tongling.
Static/Current Takeaways Important For EPFO/LIC ADO Mains:
- China Capital: Beijing; Currency: Renminbi.
- Sri Lanka Capitals: Colombo, Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte; Currency: Sri Lankan rupee.
Source: The Economic Times