General Asim Munir visits Heavy Industries Taxila

General Syed Asim Munir, Pakistan’s Army Chief, visited Heavy Industries Taxila (HIT) on 11 April 2023. He was briefed about the technical capabilities of HIT, the progress of ongoing projects, indigenization efforts and recently undertaken modernization measures. COAS visited various factories of HIT and witnessed the manufacturing, rebuilding, and upgradation of tanks, APCs, enhanced protection solutions, remote weapon systems, and indigenous 155 mm Artillery gun barrels for the Pakistan Army.

COAS remarked that HIT is a hub of the knowledge economy and R&D which is key to achieving self-reliance in defense production and contributes towards national exports and the economy. General Asim Munir expressed his full confidence in the capabilities of its personnel and appreciated the commitment of officers and workforce to transform HIT into a modern defense production establishment for meeting the requirements of Armed Forces and Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs) at par with international standards.

Earlier on arrival, COAS was received by Chairman HIT.

Umair Aslam
Umair Aslam is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Global Defense Insight. He has worked as a defense journalist reporting on military modernization programs, nuclear non-proliferation, arms control, and the South Asian Arms race.

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