Defense Minister: Large-scale drills prove Azerbaijani army has high level of operational and combat readiness

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16 March 2018

An official meeting devoted to the results of the Azerbaijani Army’s large-scale exercises was held on Friday under the supervision of Defense Minister, Colonel General Zakir Hasanov.


The ministry’s senior staff, as well as commanders and chiefs of staff of the Army Corpses and formations, including responsible officers participated in the meeting, the Defense Ministry told APA.


The defense minister, having analyzed the results of large-scale exercises conducted in accordance with the plan approved by the Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Ilham Aliyev, stressed that all the tasks were successfully fulfilled in the course of exercises conducted at various ranges and training areas.


Highly appreciating the combat and moral-psychological training of military personnel, the minister emphasized that the operational training of headquarters and troops was improved and raised to a qualitatively new level. All the headquarters involved in the exercises have fulfilled their assigned tasks.


Hasanov went on to say that during the practical implementation of tactical actions in training centers, the formations and military units have demonstrated a high level of training. “This shows that during these exercises the Azerbaijan Army achieved high rates in operational and combat training,” he underlined.


Noting that the exercises were held at a high level, Hasanov emphasized the importance of such exercises and brought to the attention of participants of the meeting the relevant tasks assigned by the Supreme Commander-in-Chief for the Azerbaijan Army.