The Chief of Army Staff, General Raheel Sharif has applauded the Pakistan Ordnance Factories (POF) for its contribution in developing indigenous weaponry and supporting the ongoing Operation Zarb-e-Azb.
According to an Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) statement, General Raheel visited the factories in Wah on Monday to review and inspect manufacturing of multitude of arms and their application.
Addressing the management, he highlighted that the POF is a premier defense industry of the country, making invaluable contributions to sustain combat worthiness of the armed forces.
Genereal Raheel also hailed the Ordnance’s effort to ensure that the requirement of arms and ammunition is met with perfection as this is highly supportive in the Operation Zarb-e-Azb.
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While commending the incumbent management for their dedication to optimise the output, the army chief emphasised technological upgradation and maximum indigenisation to attain total self-reliance in the field of defense production.
The COAS inspects a sniper rifle indigenously manufactured at the POF. PHOTO: ISPR
Earlier, during his detailed visit to the manufacturing facilities, the army chief apprised that the envisaged modernisation and increase in the production capacity will enhance the standard of manufacturing and save foreign exchange reserves.
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On this occasion, chairman POF delivered a comprehensive briefing on the performance of the chain of factories and expansion plans till year 2020.
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