Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa has said that upgrading of traditional capabilities should be continued to respond to any aggression.
According to Pakistan Army Public Relations (ISPR), Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa visited Gujranwala, where he attended the inauguration ceremony of a Chinese-made VT4 tank.
The Army Chief also saw a practical demonstration of the military capabilities of the VT4 tank. The Chinese-made tank has state-of-the-art firepower and mobility, making the VT4 one of the world’s best modern and agile tank in the world.
As per the sources, Pakistan has plans for acquiring 300 VT-4 Tanks from China. In this regard payment of $860 Million has already been paid for an initial batch of 176 Battle Tanks. While remaining batch of 124 tanks will be procured later.
In his address, Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa said that upgrading of conventional combat capabilities is an ongoing process and upgrading of conventional capabilities should be continued to respond to any aggression.
The Chief of Army Staff (COAS) said that the VT4 tank is another proof of the strategic cooperation between Pakistan and China.
The Chief of Army Staff further said that the highest level of professionalism has a vital role to play in the rapidly changing war trends.
The 52-tonnes VT-4 Tank is motorized with water-cooled turbocharged electronic-controlled diesel engine developing 1,300 horse power and has 125mm smoothbore cannon capable of firing APFSDS, HESH, HEAT and HE rounds and guided missiles