India is the only external threat for us, Pakistani military has told a senate defence committee.
According to the media report, the senate committee, led by Mushahid Hussain, was also informed that India had over the last couple of years purchased weapons worth $100 billion — 80 percent of which were Pakistan-specific.
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee General Rashad Mahmood briefed the members of the senate about the threat, Dawn online reported on Friday.
The Indian Army would be buying weapons worth another $100 billion, the media report added.
The situation was particularly volatile in view of the suspended dialogue between the two countries and absence of any conflict resolution mechanism, the army official told the senate. The officials said threats in cyberspace were also posing a major challenge.
India is a very attractive market with high brand recognition for a computer hardware producer like HP, said HP Inc’s President for Asia Pacific and Japan, Tian Chong Ng.
The Asia Pacific region — in which India is a key focus area — has been the fastest growing for HP and provided 16 per cent revenue growth last year.
In Q1 of FY2019 it registered 8 per cent growth year-on-year, said Ng in the course of the HP Reinvent 2019 conference, the company’s largest global partner event.
One reason for that is — India – and also the Asia Pacific region — tick marks on demographics trends which provide clear wins for HP: rapid urbanisation and more millennials are joining the work force.
While HP is very positive on India and recognises its potential, there are no plans yet for setting up a manufacturing base in India. Ng said it already has a manufacturing base in China apart from others in Vietnam, Thailand and Japan.
“There is an existing ecosystem in China and we don’t have plans for setting up a manufacturing base in India, he said.
One focus area is the 3D printer, which offers HP great opportunity. Construction and automotive sectors are the focus areas here. Meanwhile, an MoU has been signed with the Andhra Pradesh government.
“To be successful in India demands that we understand it,” he said.
HP is also pushing gaming in a big way. However, this has not led to any thinking for manufacturing mobile phones in India, despite the high number of gamers in the country spurred by affordable android phones and cheap data.
“Our strength is the PC business and we offer a whole family of products in that space,” Ng said. (IANS)
The report also highlighted that India uses the largest amount of groundwater -- 24 per cent of the global total and the country is the third largest exporter of groundwater -- 12 per cent of the global total.