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

News Desk

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), General Qamar Javed Bajwa has said that the technological up-gradation, modernization and indigenous development to attain self-reliance in defence production is vital to meet challenges of future battlefield.

According to media reports, the Army Chief has made these remarks during his visit to Pakistan Ordnance Factories at Wah on Friday.

General Qamar Javed Bajwa was given detailed briefing on performance of various production units of POF, which was 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.

Army Chief was also apprised on POF endeavours for international ventures focusing on exports to contribute to national exchequer.

General Bajwa also visited the display lounge where newly developed defence products were showcased.

He appreciated POF management and staff and termed POF a force behind the Armed Forces serving as backbone in defence of Pakistan.

The Army Chief was received by Chairman POF Lieutenant General Bilal Akbar on arrival.