TAXILA, Pakistan: The Heavy Industries Taxila (HIT) Golden Jubilee commemoration was held at the Heavy Industries Taxila, the Dispatch News Desk (DND) news agency reported.
The Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC) General Nadeem Raza graced the occasion as chief guest.
The ceremony was attended by ambassador of Ukraine and Defence Attaché of Peoples Republic of China in Pakistan along with key officials of their state companies UKRSPECEXPORT and NORINCO, senior officials of Pakistan Army including Chief of the General Staff Lieutenant General Sahir Shamshad Mirza and various serving and retired military and civil officials of HIT.
The dignitaries were familiarized with the historical evolution of HIT, its various indigenous defence products and technological collaborations.
The Chairman HIT Major General Syed Aamer Raza highlighted the achievements of HIT and its contribution in the defence industry by pursuing self-reliance for the Country.
In separate video messages, the Chairman NORINCO Group – Peoples Republic of China, Deputy Director-General UKROBORONPROM and Director-General UKRSPECEXPORT – Ukraine conveyed their felicitations to HIT on accomplishing 50 years as a successful industry and expressed their desire for achieving future goals through sustained mutual collaboration.
The CJCSC congratulated Heavy Industries Taxila, NORINCO and UKRSPECEXPORT (USE) in achieving hallmarks of excellence besides establishing exemplary relations of mutual cooperation in Tank Technologies during the last five decades.
General Nadeem Raza appreciated the untiring endeavours of Chairman Heavy Industries Taxila, its officers and skilled workforce, who are striving hard to make HIT a premium defence industry organisation.
While highlighting the changing strategic and security environment across the globe, the chief guest emphasised on the need for further collaborative efforts with technology partners in the field of “Research and Development” with special emphasis on indigenisation.
During the ceremony, the CJCSC also handed over the scroll to the commanding officer of the 2nd Regiment of Army being equipped with Tank Al-Khalid 1.
A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was also signed earlier today between NORINCO, China and Margalla Heavy Industries Taxila to further expand commercial activities utilizing HIT’s potential.
The HIT Golden Jubilee Celebration gains more significance as it takes place during the same year when Pakistan and China are celebrating their 70th Anniversary of friendship and diplomatic ties.