By Jiang Chao
KARACHI, November 16 — The 11th International Defense Exhibition and Seminar (IDEAS) has kicked off at the Karachi Exhibition Center in the southern port city of Karachion from Pakistan on November 15. The Chinese State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense (SASTIND) organized a “China Defense” exhibitor group, consisting of seven military trade companies, to participate in the exhibition. It is reported that this four-day exhibition attracted delegations from more than 50 countries. China Pavilion is one of the largest national pavilions, exhibiting Wing Loong UAV series, Rainbow UAV series, WJ-700 and other types of drones, as well as integrated anti-drone system, boat multifunctional unmanned aircraft, Y-9E transport aircraft, LY-70 air defense system, VT-4 main battle tank and other high-end equipment, which attracted the attention of many participating professionals and media. Pakistani Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari attended the opening ceremony and visited the China Pavilion. Defense Production Division Secretary Humayun Aziz said in an interview that China‘s military equipment and technology are well known around the world, and Pakistan and China have set an example in on defense cooperation. He looks forward to further strengthening cooperation between the two countries in the future.An official from SASTIND said he organized the “China Defense” exhibitor group to participate in international defense exhibitions in key regions in recent years, with the aim of showcasing China‘s superior military equipment and defense technology, promoting international cooperation and exchanges in defense technology and industry, building the defense community and security and maintain regional peace and stability.IDEAS started in 2000 and has now become an influential defense exhibition in Asia.