Iranian army to hold armored maneuvers: Cmdr.

Iranian army to hold armored maneuvers: Cmdr.
Sun Jun 9, 2013 20:39:31

Iran is planning to hold several maneuvers to increase preparedness of Iran’s armed forces in countering threats against the country, the commander of the Iranian Army’s Ground Forces has announced.

Brigadier General Ahmad Reza Pourdastan said on Sunday that armored vehicles would participate in drills to be held in the southeastern and northeastern parts of the country in the current Persian calendar year (started March 21).

“Along with these drills, we will try to boost the training level of the forces and improve their operational capacities ... for ... countering threats in an asymmetric combat,” the commander pointed out.

Over the past few years, Iran has held several military exercises to enhance the defense capabilities of its armed forces and to test modern military tactics and equipment.

The Islamic Republic has repeatedly assured other nations, especially its neighbors, that its military might poses no threat to other countries, stating that its defense doctrine is based on deterrence.

Iran’s Army Ground Forces recently held a military drill, codenamed Bait-ul-Muqaddas 25, in the central Iranian province of Esfahan and succeeded in achieving all objectives.

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