This year’s grand event marked the 10th anniversary of one of the largest and most prestigious expositions in the region; IDEAS 2018 International Defense Exhibition and Seminar, held biennially in Karachi, from the 27th to the 30th of November. Each year, IDEAS attracts top officials from global defense forces, suppliers and competitors from all over the world. This year’s IDEAS 2018 was massive in magnitude with over 33000 visitors from 38 different countries encompassing a wide range of industries in the defense sector. At this year’s event, Pakistan’s first private thermal imager manufacturer SHIBLI stood out yet again for its classic flagship indigenous un-cooled products, the SKUA LR Long Range-Thermal Binocular which weighs in at less than 1.7 kilograms for utmost advantage and edge on ground and the TARSIER Thermal Monocular.

However, the star of the show this time was the newest and latest addition in technology to the product family, the MINI 35. A lightweight and technologically enhanced monocular, this tactical thermal monocular sight, weighing in at less than 0.7 kg, is engineered to perfection and facilitates maximum precision for close surveillance. This cutting edge technology comes directly from the best of the talent and resources of Pakistan, with more technologically superior and advanced products also in progress, which are to be launched soon.

The SHIBLI exhibit was visited by Pakistan’s Defence Minister Mr. Parvez Khattak, Chief of General Staff, Lt Gen Nadeem Raza and Prime Minister of AJK. .