Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif invited foreign companies to expand their business linkages with Pakistan in the field of defence production.
“Pakistan was committed to discouraging arms race and promoting “the motto of arms for peace, which has always been the tagline of IDEAS,” Sharif was quoted as saying by The News at the inauguration of four-day ninth International Defence Exhibition and Seminar (IDEAS) on Tuesday.
He expressed Pakistan’s commitment for regional peace, saying that “we will explore the way forward for peace and stability in the world in general and our region in particular”.
Nawaz Sharif said the environment for foreign investment was encouraging in the country in view of improved law and order situation, besides power projects being completed on time.
He congratulated the organizers of sideline conferences during IDEAS 2016, which he said would facilitate exchanging technologies for mutual benefits and bringing together buyers and sellers – one of the core objectives of the country’s defence exhibitions.
He visited the stalls of the IDEAS exhibition where major indigenously developed products have been showcased including battle tank Al-Khalid, JF-17 Thunder, Super Mushshak and K-8 aircraft, Fast Attack Craft Missile boats, armoured personnel carriers and military hardware.
Earlier this month, The Pakistan Aeronautical Complex invited private sector to undertake new design and development programs that include parts for JF-17 Thunder, upgrading Mushshak aircraft, drones in the country.
“There is need for exploring possibilities to collaborate in the defense industry and PAC has identified four areas for the private sector in defense-related aviation sector; upgrade of PAC Kamra for manufacturing of auto parts, commercial engines and industrial gas turbines and calibration of equipment,” PAC Chief Air Marshal Malik had said during his visit to the Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Pakistan has shown interest in buying Denels T5-52 truck-mounted self-propelled howitzer that would be displayed at the IDEAS 2016, held from 22 November in Karachi, Pakistan. It is speculated that Pakistan would buy T5-52 howitzer in the wake of India last week having approved a $737 million purchase of BAE Systems 145 M-777 ultra-light howitzers from the US
Rosoboronexport will unveil Safe City comprehensive automated system as part of a new large-scale project ‘Antiterrorism and Law Enforcement at IDEAS-2016, held from 22-25 November in Pakistan. Rosoboronexports specialists are going to present a scalable security platform designed to detect sources of terrorist threats and illegal activities, conduct antiterrorist operations, enforce law, provide security of key installations and protection of littoral areas, the Russian firm announced today
The Pratt & Whitneys PT6 turboshaft maintenance, repair and overhaul facility in Pakistan is nearing completion. The Chairman of Pakistan Aeronautical Complex (PAC) in his presentation to the Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCI), Air Marshal Arshad Malik has now invited the Pakistani private sector to invest and were offered opportunities as joint venture to augment the existing T-56 (Rolls-Royce) engine facility at PAC Kamra and develop new PT6 engines for aircraft,
The Pakistan Aeronautical Complex is eyeing for new design and development programs that include parts for JF-17 Thunder, upgrading Mushshak aircraft, drones and has invited private sector to undertake these ventures in the country. “The PAC Kamra is looking for new design and development programmes like upgrading Super Mushshak aircraft, development of unmanned aerial and many more
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