Monday, December 5, 2022

Ceremony held to celebrate Golden Jubilee of Heavy Industries Taxila

Ceremony held to celebrate Golden Jubilee of Heavy Industries Taxila

RAWALPINDI (92 News) – Heavy Industries Taxila (HIT) Golden Jubilee commemoration held at Heavy Industries Taxila on Thursday.

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 historical evolution of HIT, its various indigenous defence products and technological collaborations.

Major General Syed Aamer Raza, Chairman HIT, highlighted achievements of HIT and its contribution in defence industry by pursuing self-reliance for the country. In separate video messages, 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. He 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.

Highlighting the changing strategic and security environment across the globe, the chief guest emphasized on the need for further collaborative efforts with technology partners in the field of 'Research and Development' with special emphasis on indigenization.

During the ceremony, CJCSC also handed over the scroll to commanding officer of 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.

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.