Ideas 2014: Arms for 'peace'

Published December 3, 2014
A visitor checks a rifle on display. — Reuters
A visitor checks a rifle on display. — Reuters
A soldier (R) with a monitor mounted on his back, linked to a camera on a gun (unseen), is shown to visitors during the International Defence Exhibition and Seminar. — Reuters
A soldier (R) with a monitor mounted on his back, linked to a camera on a gun (unseen), is shown to visitors during the International Defence Exhibition and Seminar. — Reuters
Visitors stand next to the JF-17 Thunder fighter jet during the International Defence Exhibition and Seminar "Ideas 2014" in Karachi December 2, 2014. — Reuters
Visitors stand next to the JF-17 Thunder fighter jet during the International Defence Exhibition and Seminar "Ideas 2014" in Karachi December 2, 2014. — Reuters
Pakistani women navy officers pose for photos.— Reuters
Pakistani women navy officers pose for photos.— Reuters
A Pakistan army soldier stands guard near a combat aircraft, jointly developed by China and Pakistan, displayed at Ideas 2014, in Karachi. — AP
A Pakistan army soldier stands guard near a combat aircraft, jointly developed by China and Pakistan, displayed at Ideas 2014, in Karachi. — AP
A visitor stands next to armoured mannequins in front of a Pakistani tank Al-Zarrar on display. — Reuters
A visitor stands next to armoured mannequins in front of a Pakistani tank Al-Zarrar on display. — Reuters
Pakistanis look at a tank displayed at Ideas. — AP
Pakistanis look at a tank displayed at Ideas. — AP
A visitor points a rocket launcher, attached with a laser censor, as he takes aim at a target. — Reuters
A visitor points a rocket launcher, attached with a laser censor, as he takes aim at a target. — Reuters
A visitor poses with a rifle on display for a photograph. — Reuters
A visitor poses with a rifle on display for a photograph. — Reuters
A foreign visitor reads a brochure while sitting at a booth displaying rockets. — Reuters
A foreign visitor reads a brochure while sitting at a booth displaying rockets. — Reuters
A soldier (R) takes a picture of a fellow soldier with a mobile phone. — Reuters
A soldier (R) takes a picture of a fellow soldier with a mobile phone. — Reuters
Visitors look at a model of a Pakistan-made unmanned aircraft, or drone. — AFP
Visitors look at a model of a Pakistan-made unmanned aircraft, or drone. — AFP
Visitors look at an Al-Khalid battle tank. — AFP
Visitors look at an Al-Khalid battle tank. — AFP
Visitors walk past a model of a PAC JF-17 Thunder multirole combat aircraft. — AFP
Visitors walk past a model of a PAC JF-17 Thunder multirole combat aircraft. — AFP
Delegates visit an exhibit from China. — AFP
Delegates visit an exhibit from China. — AFP

The 8th biennial International Defence E­xhib­ition and Seminar (IDEAS 2014) began at the Karachi Expo Centre on Dec 1, and 88 delegations from 47 countries are taking part in it.

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