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Pakistan to participate at Defence Services Asia 2008

Azhar Masood
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan is all set to setup a pavilion in the International Defence SERVICES ASIA (DSA) 2008 exhibition to be held in Kaula Lumpur Malaysia, from 21st to 24th April, 2008. Pakistan defence industry will have one of the biggest presence in the exhibition and would introduce wide variety of defence products including infantry weapons, -Personal Defense Weapons, .Artillery Ammunition, Tank & Anti-Tank Ammunition, AirCraft & AntiCraft Ammunition, Hand Grenades, Small Arms Ammunition, Pyrotechnics & Demolition Store and Propellants and Explosives.

DSA is the largest defence and security exhibition in the Asia Pacific region. About 600 local and foreign companies from 40 countries including Pakistan will to take part in DSA 2008 and will display various modern technology including the latest defence and security equipment and facilities. It is expected that over 25,000 visitors from more than 60 countries responsible for technology acquisitions and development of the defence industry and high level officers from the ministries of defence and security throughout Asia will attend the exhibition.

Starting from the first event in 1988, DSA has expanded from being a medium scale event, to create the record of being the most successful international class exhibition in Asia Pacific. DSA 2008 will provide a vehicle to Pakistan Defence Industry to forge trade and bilateral collaboration with Malaysia and other countries of Asian region and rest of the world..

For the first time DSA ’08 will also introduce ‘Military Healthcare Services’, to bring in the technology and latest products from suppliers to users in areas such as Military Infectious Diseases, Tactical Casualty Care, Military Operational Medicine – Nutritional and Occupational Medicine, CBRN – Chemical, Biological, Radiological & Nuclear and Telemedicine & Medical Logistic due to ever increasing commitment of the army to humanitarian, emergency assistance and disaster relief operations.

The national groups which have already confirmed their participation are Pakistan ,Australia, United States, Brazil, Bosnia, Czech Republic, China, India, Iran, France, German, Norway, Poland, Russia, Sweden, United Kingdom, Turkey, Italy, Switzerland, Korea and Ukraine.

DSA 2008, is all set to be a successful defence and security event. Later this year the Defence Export Promotion of Pakistan has also planned to host its own IDEAS (INTERNATIONAL DEFENCE EXHIBITION AND SEMINAR) 2008 at EXPO Karachi.
Courtesy: Arab News

ideas 2000 contract has been given to Pegasus’s consultancy but now it seems this government will not hire this consultancy for this exhibition.

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Azhar Masood

Azhar Masood is Controller of News in PTV, and Chief Instructor of PTV Academy, working for Arab News. He has Covered Iraq War from Baghdad for CNN, BBC, FOX News, and Al-Jazeera and other regional channels. He covered conflict in Bosnia Herzegovina. He interviewed Yasir Arafat of Palestine, Paul Wolfoweit, Prime Minister Jean Ghteyan of Canada, Dr. Amar Musa of Egypt, Mr. Haris Slajic, Prime Minister of Bosnia Dr. Akbar Ali Vallayati, former Foreign Minister of Iran, President Kumaratunge of Sri Lanka, Mr. Kumar Su Bramanyem, Director of National Defence Institute of India, Mr. Hamid Karzai President of Afghanistan, Dr. Ahmad Chalabi of Iraq National Congress, Mr. Hoshyar Zubari, Vice President Kurdish Democratic Party of Iraq

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