By Rashid Shirinov
Azerbaijani Defense Minister, Colonel General Zakir Hasanov and the leadership of the ministry visited military units stationed in the frontline zone, the ministry reported on December 26.
The visit was paid in accordance with the instruction of the President of Azerbaijan, Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces Ilham Aliyev.
Upon hearing the reports, Hasanov observed the positions of the enemy and got acquainted with the situation on the front line.
Then, having opened a new strongpoint in one military unit and military vehicle park in another, the defense minister checked the level of combat readiness of military equipment.
During the meeting with the servicemen, Hasanov inquired about their social and living conditions and conveyed the holidays’ congratulations of the supreme commander-in-chief to the military personnel as well as rewarded the distinguished servicemen on behalf of the head of state.
The Azerbaijani Army, which today is considered the most modern army in the Caucasus, consists of Air Force and Air Defense Forces, the Navy, and the Land Forces.
The skills and combat readiness of the Azerbaijani army are growing year by year, as the country’s Armed Forces regularly conduct military exercises. The Azerbaijani army is supplied with modern weapons and technical equipment for maintaining a high level of combat capability.
The army building process is of particular importance for Azerbaijan, as twenty percent of the country's territory is under Armenian occupation and the country is in a state of war with Armenia.
Rashid Shirinov is AzerNews’ staff journalist, follow him on Twitter: @RashidShirinov
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