|Birth name||Talat Masood|
(Present-day in India and Pakistan.)
|Years of service||1950–90|
|Service number||PA No.–3894:10|
|Unit||Pakistan Army Corps of EME|
|Commands held||Federal Secretary to MoDP|
Heavy Industries Taxila
|Battles/wars||Indo-Pakistani War of 1965|
Indo-Pakistani War of 1971
|Other work||Columnist, Commentator|
His career in the military spent in the Pakistan Army Corps of EME as an engineering officer and also served as the Federal Secretary[clarification needed] at the Ministry of Defence Production of Government of Pakistan. He is noted for his analysis on the global national security, economic stability, and often consults on politics on the national and international media networks.
In 1951, he gained commission in the Corps of EME, where his career in the army is mostly spent. In 1951–54, 2nd-Lt. Masood was one of the few army officers who were sent to the United Kingdom to attend the Loughborough University where he did the post-graduate studies.:365 He gained M.S. in mechanical engineering from the Loughborough University and joined the Pakistan Ordnance Factories for evaluation of fire arms and weapons accuracy.:365
He participated in the conflicts and wars with India in 1965 and in 1971, but his career mostly spent in the local defense production.:31 About the aerial operations by PAF, Masood is of the view that: "The mobility, even the survivability of land forces depended to a large extent on air cover, so does the naval security. Superior air power is thus vital for any military engagement.":169
In 1970s, he served as the chairman of the Heavy Industries Taxila (HIT), where he was involved in the design and development of the various military vehicles and the technology evaluation of the main battle tanks.:xviii
In 1980s, he was appointed as chairman of the Pakistan Ordnance Factories (POF), where he is credited of bringing the fire-arm manufacturing organization to its peak of efficiency especially the manufacturing of the chemical explosives.:109:contents In 1988–89, he was involved in the technology transfer of the Mirage III at the Pakistan Aeronautical Complex, and witnessed the induction of the aircraft to the UAE Air Force.
In 1988, Lt-Gen. Masood joined the Benazir administration when he appointed as the secretary of defense production, which he served until he retired from his military service with the army in 1990.:x
He writes and opined regularly on political and security issues in English-language newspapers in Pakistan and foreign political correspondents. In November–December 1997, he was appointed as visiting fellow at the Stimson Center in Washington DC in the United States where his research topic included the discussion and rational on "nuclear weapons issues in the subcontinent."
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