Pakistan’s indigenous defence production reaches $1.5bn

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  1. Neo

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    Pakistan’s indigenous defence production reaches $1.5bn


    ISLAMABAD: The country’s indigenous defence production has reached $1.5 billion per annum, according to a report published in the Jane’s Defence Weekly. The journal quoted an unnamed Pakistani official as saying: “We have substituted imported defence equipment worth $1.5bn [per year], which for us is a huge bonus.”

    The defence industry has often been criticised for being inefficient and low tech because of which the cost of its products has been higher than that of comparable items in the international market.

    But, the government’s decision to grant first right of refusal to the local industry, which is state-controlled, helped the ailing industry in boosting its sales. The right of refusal has not been fully accorded as Sindh province is yet to comply.

    Under the first right of refusal, local buyers have to accord preference to local industry for their procurements. The Minister for Defence Production Rana, Tanvir Hussain, was quoted by the Jane’s as saying: “We have achieved self-sufficiency in several areas of defence production. We cannot lower our guard against the threat from our adversaries.”

    Of the $1.5bn defence hardware produced locally, Pakistan Aeronautical Complex at Kamra, which manufactures JF-17 Thunder fighter jet, Mushak and Super Mushak aircraft and produced equipment worth a billion dollars last year.

    Supplies worth another $500 million came from other production facilities catering for the Army and the Navy. These included the Heavy Industries Taxila (HIT) and the Pakistan Ordnance Factories (POF).

    The Taxila complex builds Al Khalid and Al Zarrar tanks along with armoured personnel carriers, while POF produces small arms and medium-sized weapon systems for the armed forces. Another major contributor has been the Karachi Shipyard and Engineering Works.

    Despite the progress made by the local defence industry in meeting the needs of the armed forces, it (the defence industry) has not been able to find buyers for its products in the international market.

    Officials are hopeful of some deals materialising in near future, including one for sale of JF-17 Thunder jets.

    “For years officials have hoped a major export order for one of these would put the country on the list of the world’s emerging arms exporters,” Jane’s noted. It added that there was a small ray of hope, however. Nigeria, it said, was due to finalise plans to buy 15 to 30 units of the JF-17 in what would be the fighter’s first export.

    Pakistan’s indigenous defence production reaches $1.5bn - Pakistan - DAWN.COM
     
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    maomao Veteran Hunter of Maleecha Senior Member

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    Congratulations and it is a time for celebrations!

    This is the best news you could post today......defense production has gone up, Chinese JF-17s ......... Have some shame and mourn the dead kids atleast for today - tomorrow you can blame RAW, CIA, Mossad and everyone except pakistan in the world!
     
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    indeed it is a remarkable achievement for Napakstan. These equipment will be given to Taliban so that they can keep the Jihad alive and kill more Napakistanis. @maomao - Do you think that the Packlandi are sane people? Innocent kids are slaughtered and this gentlemen is posting defense business in Indian forum so as to prove how superior they are and they will pose as a threat for India in coming days. Pathetic!
     
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    maomao Veteran Hunter of Maleecha Senior Member

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    This is there core ideology as I had mentioned earlier, they don't give a shyt about human lives even if it means their own kids, these people weigh hate of kufar and their religion more that anything.....inadvertently you will find educated pakis doing the same because they have been institutionalized to do so!

    We have to understand how - confused, rejected, rootless and identity (crisis) these pakis feel in their subconscious, nor they can call themselves Arabs (whom they emulate due to various religious reasons) but arabs call theme cheap converts (ajlafs) nor they can call themselves Hindus, who they were before they converted and hence unlike Hindus they can't claim Vedic / Sanatan civilization and culture their own (as that would make them look like Kuffars)!

    They only way they can prove to their arab masters is that they are loyal to the faith by showing hatred against Hindus and India i.e. their ancestors, by doing this they prove their loyalty to the faithful all over the world. In return, they have ended up hating their own and created a monster called pakistan!

    This identity crisis cuts across many countries including India!
     
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    Bullshit.
    JF-17 is wholly "assembled" in Pakistan. Pakis just import Complete Knocked Down Kits in their Il-78 and bolts it down

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    nice news on occasion(16 dec) of fall of Dhaka and humiliated defeat of pakis:taunt::taunt:
     
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    Means more resources for us to destroy. :taunt:
     
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    No, more resources for them to die , more money for army means less for society . Like polio . Economy etc etc
     
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    Yes, It was a big incident but Govt of Pakistan is happy and enjoying on aid of USA.
     
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    Bull.....t. If Pakistan is trying to compete with India, then they are far behind. Indian indigenous defence production is ten times higher.
     
  12. LETHALFORCE

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    Many nations spend more than this on just warplane maintainenace.
     
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