Al-Khalid Tanks upgradation: Pakistan- Ukraine sign major defence deal   

Al-Khalid Tanks upgradation: Pakistan- Ukraine sign major defence deal   

KARACHI: (APP) Pakistan and Ukraine have signed an agreement for up-gradation of Al-Khalid Tank. Ukraine will provide engine for these tanks.

As many as 13 memoranda of understanding (MoUs) were signed during the two days of 4-day International Defence Exhibition IDEAS 2016; started Tuesday, said a statement here Wednesday.

Federal Minister for Defence Production, Rana Tanveer Hussain and his Ukrainian counterpart signed the agreement.

Rana Tanveer Hussain was confident that the agreement would be accomplished on the schedule.

He said that by purchasing any equipment Pakistan would also get its technology.

Pakistani defence industry had maintained high quality standards that has been recognized over the world.

"We are also working hard to improve our defence industry's capabilities," he re-affirmed adding that this was a big agreement which would further strengthen Pakistan's defence industry.

Similarly, more MoUs and agreements among foreign and local companies had also been signed. These included MoU signed between STI Pakistan and Pakistan Aeronautical Complex (PAC) Kamra for development of simulation of "Super Mushak", between Pakistan Ordinance Factory (POF) and M/s Czechoslovak Group, between POF and M/s Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa S.A (PGZ) Co. of Poland; between Aserbaijan's Ministry of Defence Industry and POF, etc.

Dignitaries including Governor Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa, Zafar Iqbal Jhagra, high officials, delegates and other security analysts and experts took part in sideline meetings and visited different stalls.