Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee General Khalid Shameem Wynne addresses the International Defence seminar of IDEAS-2012 in Karachi on Wednesday. – Photo by APP

KARACHI: The security scenario at the regional and global level is undergoing a major transformation, which has strategic implications for Pakistan, said Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee General Khalid Shameem Wynne on Wednesday.

As the regional security situation becomes more complex and uncertain, Pakistan's defense industry would be compelled to develop a response that is proportionate to challenges that lie ahead, said the CJCSC.

Gen Wynne was speaking at an international seminar on 'Security Outlook 2025 : Future Security Trends and Challenges for Defense Industry in Mounting Technological Response'.

The seminar was held under the aegis of Defense Export Promotion Organisation (DEPO) and organised by Center for International Strategic Studies (CISS). It was a part of bi-annual international defence exhibition IDEAS -2012 Pakistan; starting today at Karachi Expo Centre.

Gen Wynne, who was the chief guest, said that this mega-event signifies the accomplishments of Pakistan's defence industry despite serious security challenges confronting it.

He praised the DEPO and CISS for organising this international seminar in befitting manner which is also been participated by defence experts from 56 countries.

The IDEAS-2012 will provide a platform to exhibit latest and sophisticated weapons. It will also provide an interactive opportunity to the armed forces to review the defence needs.

He underlined the need for making investments to meet future security and economic challenges to the country.

General Wynne said that possibility of state-to-state conflict cannot be totally eliminated.

Thus, he emphasized, it is the global responsibility to address the security concerns.

He made it clear that Pakistan's defence preparedness is purely security driven.

Updated Nov 07, 2012 06:27pm

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