Army Chief terms self-reliance in defence production, vital to meet future challenges


WAH: Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa says technological up-gradation, modernization and indigenous development to attain self-reliance in defence production is vital to meet challenges of future battlefield.

He said this during his visit to Pakistan Ordnance Factories at Wah today (Friday).

The Army Chief was given detailed briefing on performance of various production units of POF. The briefing focused on targets achieved, future projects, envisaged modernisation for cost effective and sustainable production and acquisition of modern technology in line with prevailing operational requirements of Pakistan Armed Forces.

General Bajwa was also apprised on POF endeavours for international ventures focusing on exports to contribute to national exchequer. He visited the display lounge where newly developed defence products were showcased.

Appreciating POF management and staff, the Army Chief termed POF a force behind the Armed Forces serving as backbone in defence of Pakistan.

Earlier on arrival, the Army Chief was received by Chairman POF Lieutenant General Bilal Akbar.

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