101 years have passed since the establishment of the Azerbaijani Armed Forces, APA reports.
On June 26, 1918, by the decision of the Council of Ministers of the Azerbaijan Democratic Republic, the first regular military unit - the Detached Corps of Azerbaijan was established in Ganja. After the collapse of Azerbaijan Democratic Republic in 1920 the Army was released and was again created according to the decree of Supreme Council dated October 9, 1991.
Today, Azerbaijan’s Armed Forces consist of the Air Force and Air Defense Forces, the Navy, and the Land Forces. Currently, the Azerbaijani army is considered the strongest and most modern army in the South Caucasus region.
A range of events is organizing at the country and abroad to mark the 101st anniversary of the Armed Forces of Azerbaijan.