General Qamar Javed Bajwa visits Heavy Industries Taxila
Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa Tuesday visited Heavy Industries Taxila (HIT).
According to an Inter-Services Public Relations statement, COAS was briefed about HIT capabilities, the progress of ongoing projects and recently undertaken Balancing, Modernisation and Revamping (BMR) measures for HIT production units.
COAS visited various facilities of HIT and witnessed recently developed enhanced protection solutions and remote weapon systems for tanks, indigenously developed 155 mm Artillery gun barrel, ballistic / IED protection of military vehicles and manufacturing, rebuild and up-gradation of tanks and Armoured Personnel Carriers (APCs).
COAS witnessed ongoing Research & Development projects and lauded the efforts of HIT to attain self-reliance through indigenisation in modern technologies of Tanks, Artillery Guns and ballistic protection solutions for vehicles.
COAS expressed his confidence in the expertise of HIT and appreciated the commitment of the Chairman, officers and workforce towards transforming HIT into a modern defence production industry for meeting requirements of Armed Forces and Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs) at par with international standards.
Self-reliance in defence production is the hallmark of any country and we are proud of the milestones achieved towards that end, COAS remarked.
Earlier, on arrival, COAS was received by Major General Syed Aamer Raza, Chairman HIT.