Minister for Defence Production Rana Tanveer Hussain says government is attaching highest priority to self-reliance and indigenisation of defence production.
He was speaking at a ceremony held at Pakistan Aeronautical Complex at Kamra today.
The Minister said efforts are being made to achieve greater autonomy in these two areas.
He lauded engineers and technicians for augmenting country's engineering potential by successfully overhauling and repairing weapons system.
He thanked China for continued support and assistance in the field of defence production. He said the bilateral relationship has matured into a strategic partnership with more opportunities for development and professional growth.
Speaking on the occasion, Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman said substantial progress has been made towards achieving greater degree of self-reliance in defence production.
He said the future lies in manufacturing of 5th generation aircraft and development of sophisticated radars.