COAS vows to ensure peace within and peace without

By: News Desk      Published: 07:54 PM, 28 Jul, 2020
COAS vows to ensure peace within and peace without
Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa expresses his satisfaction over Heavy Industries Taxila’s state of the art products.

Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa visited Heavy Industries Taxila (HIT) on Tuesday, said ISPR.

According to the military's media wing, the COAS was chief guest at the handing over ceremony of Tank Al Khalid-I to Armoured Corps Regiment.

Speaking on the occasion, General Bajwa expressed his confidence, satisfaction and appreciation for HIT’s state of the art products and capabilities. He lauded the efforts of HIT towards attainment of self-reliance and manufacturing of world class indigenous defense products, direly needed in evolving security environment.

In a tweet, ISPR wrote: “COAS visited Heavy Industries Taxila (HIT) today. COAS was chief guest at the handing over ceremony of Tank Al Khalid-1 to Armoured Corps Regiment. Tank Al Khalid-1 is joint venture with friendly countries China and Ukraine. During the ceremony Tank Al Khalid-1 displayed.”

Reiterating the need for bolstering defence and operational preparedness, COAS said: “Our defence preparation and operational readiness is to ensure peace within and peace without. However, if provoked we shall respond and respond with all our might.”

Tank Al Khalid-I is a joint venture with friendly countries China and Ukraine. During the ceremony, Tank Al Khalid-I displayed some of its outstanding capabilities including mobility, speed, Bi-axis gun stabilization of the control system and use of smoke screen to mask movement.

Al Khalid-I will be handed over to formations, which have critical and decisive role during war. Major General Syed Aamer Raza, Chairman HIT highlighted the ongoing projects, achievements of HIT and its contribution in defence industry by pursuing self-reliance.

Here are the pictures of Tank Al Khalid-I displaying some of its outstanding capabilities including mobility, speed, Bi-axis gun stabilization of the control system and use of smoke screen to mask movement: