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Pakistan's defence requirements strategized: Musharraf

Written by: Staff
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Islamabad, Jul 4 (UNI) Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf has said the country had strategised its defence requirements for the next 15 years and vowed that defence of the country would be made impregnable.

He said this while addressing Northern Light Infantry troops on the occasion of regimental reunion in northern area of Diamer yesterday.

The President said a strong defence capability guaranteed security and strength adding that the country had been put on the path of economic progress and efforts were underway to transfer the benefits of macro gains to the grassroots level.

Pakistan which plans to induct new military equipment including F-16s, Long-Range Maritime Patrol aircraft P-3C Orion, Swedish AWACS, Chinese JF-17 aircraft and F-22P frigates, will spend 250 billion rupees on defence this year.

UNI XC SI MSJ HT1500

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