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Army chief says technological upgradation imperative for future challenges

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Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa said that technological upgradation is vital to meet the future challenges of the battlefield, the Inter-Services Public Relation (ISPR) said Friday.

The army chief made the comments during his visit to Pakistan Ordnance Factories (POF) in Wah, where he was given a detailed briefing on the performance of various production units.

“Technological up-gradation, modernisation, and indigenous development to attain self-reliance in defence production [are] vital to meet the challenges of [the] future battlefield,” the army chief said.

Appreciating the POF management and staff for their dedication to optimise output, Gen Bajwa said that the institution serves as the backbone of Pakistan’s defence.

Meanwhile, 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.

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, the ISPR said.

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