Pakistan has exhibited its anti-drone technology by successfully hunting down the targets on Monday during practices of Pakistan Army’s ‘Azm-e-Nau 4′ military exercises in Khairpur Tameywali near Bahawalpur.
Pakistan Army claimed successful exhibition of targeting drone via anti-aircraft gun in presence of the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was accompanied by the Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan and the Special Advisor to PM on National Security and Foreign Affairs Sirtaj Aziz.
Infantry squads, artillery while Pakistan Air Force (PAF)’s fighter jets including F-16, F17, thunder and cobra helicopters participated in the Azm-e-Nau 4 exercise as well as multi-barrel rocket launcher was also exhibited on the event.
PM Nawaz Sharif addressed the concluding ceremony of the event, said that the time went off when foreign policies were finalised on telephone calls.He said that it is a democratic government that facilitates for the manufacture of Al-Zarrar and Al-Khalid tanks as well as JF-17 Thunder aircrafts.It was the same democracy that made the nation nuclear power.
The Prime Minister lauded the professionalism of the Army in the exercises and said this shows that our security is in safe hands.Prime Minister Mian Nawaz Sharif has said that Pakistan’s military strategy is based on credible minimum deterrence and highest state of preparedness.
The Prime Minister said our democratic system‚ economic potential‚ vibrant population‚ national unity and professional armed forces provide strategic stability to the south Asian region,
He said it has to be understood that economic development is closely linked to peace and security‚ as stable economic environment facilitates growth and development.
The Prime Minister said during his recent visit abroad‚ he made it very clear that Pakistan does not want financial aid but intends to maintain foreign relations on the basis of bilateralism while‚ at the same time‚ safeguarding its political‚ economic and national sovereignty.
Mian Nawaz Sharif said Pakistan also made its position clear that drone strikes constitute violation of its sovereignty and violation of international humanitarian laws besides being counter-productive to our efforts for bringing peace and stability to Pakistan and the region.