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Chief of the Army Staff visits Heavy Industries Taxila

Rawalpindi, January 14, 2016 (PPI-OT): Chief of the Army Staff General Raheel Sharif, visited Heavy Industries Taxila (HIT) today. General Raheel Sharif was briefed on the products manufactured for defence and commercial purposes besides details of various facilities. The briefing covered Tank Al-Khalid – 1, manufacturing and rebuild of Armour Personal Carrier (APC), Security Vehicles Dragoon, Protector and Mohafiz. COAS also witnessed the production and demonstration of Tank Al-Khalid–1.

While speaking on the occasion, General Raheel Sharif greatly appreciated the efforts of HIT in manufacturing international standard defence and safety equipment and support to field formations including Operation Zarb-e-Azb. COAS encouraged efforts of indigenization and commercialization of HIT products. He also appreciated the use of Indigenous Security Vehicle “Mohafiz” and “Protector”.

He emphasized the need to maintain highest standards of quality while also ensuring saving of national exchequer through self reliance. On this occasion, Secretary Ministry of Defence Production was also present. Earlier on arrival at HIT, COAS was received by Lieutenant General Syed Wajid Hussain, Chairman Heavy Industries Taxila.

For more information, contact:
Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR)
Hilal Road, Rawalpindi, Pakistan
Tel: +92-51-9271605
Fax: +92-51-9271601
Email: ispr@ispr.gov.pk

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