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January 2, 2013

Pakistan, China sign contract for manufacturing Al-Khalid-I tank


State-run companies of Pakistan and China today signed a contract for manufacturing the Al-Khalid-I tank, the latest version of the combat vehicle jointly developed by the two countries.
The Al-Khalid tank was developed in the 1990s and introduced in 2001.
The new version has improved capability and systems, an official statement said.
The contract for making the new tanks was signed by Pakistan's Heavy Industries Taxila and China's NORINCO at the Ministry of Defence Production.The joint marketing of the Al-Khalid tank with China would open up potential markets, the statement said.

The Economic Times

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