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Pak-China strategic partnership, defense cooperation key to stability in the region: COAS Bajwa

According to a statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Thursday said that the strategic partnership and defense cooperation between Pakistan and China is a factor of stability in the region. .

General Bajwa expressed these views during the commissioning of the Chinese-origin High to Medium Air Defense System (HIMDAS), HQ-9/P, in the Pakistan Army Air Defense during a visit to the Army Air Defense Center in Karachi. said.

According to the army’s media wing, the COAS highlighted the importance of air defense and said that the induction of hi-tech systems would make Pakistan’s air defense “impenetrable in the emerging threat scenario”.

He said that the exemplary synergy between Pakistan Air Force and Pakistan Army Air Defense has made the country’s air defense impenetrable.

During the visit, the Commander of Army Air Defense Command, Lieutenant General Hamuduz Zaman Khan, also briefed General Bajwa about the tactical weapon system.

The inclusion of HIMADS will significantly “increase” [the] The ISPR statement said the comprehensive layered integrated air defense shield system of Pakistan’s air ranges is fully integrated through a well-knit digital system.

It added that the system was capable of intercepting multiple air targets including aircraft, cruise missiles and weapons beyond visual range at a range of more than 100 km with a single shot kill probability.

“The HQ-9/P is conceived as a strategic, long-range surface-to-air missile with remarkable flexibility and accuracy,” the statement said.

Earlier, the COAS paid floral tributes at the Shuhada Memorial on arrival at the Army Air Defense Centre.

Senior Chinese officials were also present on this occasion.

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