Chief of Army Staff, Pakistan, General Qamar Javed Bajwa, yesterday stated that upgradation of technology is of utmost importance to meet the future challenges of the battlefield, the Inter-Services Public Relation (ISPR) reported.
General Bajwa made his important observations, during a visit to Pakistan Ordnance Factories (POF) in Wah, where he was given a detailed briefing on the performance of various production units. Most of Pakistan’s armaments factories are situated in the same vicinity. “Technological up-gradation, modernisation, and indigenous development to attain self-reliance in defence production are vital to meet the challenges of the future battlefield,” said the COAS.
Appreciating the efforts of POF for their dedication in optimising their output , Gen. Bajwa said that the institution serves as the backbone of Pakistan’s defence. The briefing focused on the 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, the ISPR said. On the occasion of his visit, the army chief was apprised of the POF’s endeavours for international ventures focusing on exports to contribute to the national exchequer.
Earlier on arrival, Gen Bajwa was received by Chairman POF Lieutenant General Bilal Akbar, according to ISPR.