Azerbaijan to join conference on International Army Games-2017

16 May 2017 17:28 (UTC+04:00)

By Rashid Shirinov

A delegation headed by Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Azerbaijani Armed Forces, Head of the Main Department of Combat Training and Military Education Nizam Osmanov left for Moscow to participate in the 3rd planning conference on the organization of the International Army Games 2017 competitions.

Azerbaijan’s Defense Ministry reported that the competitions are planned to be held from July 29 to August 12 in five countries – Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, China and Russia.

The Army Games have become the modern form of military training. Last year, Azerbaijan successfully performed in the Games held in Russia.

Participating in the contests "Tank biathlon" and "Caspian Sea Cup" of the international military competition, representatives of the Azerbaijani Armed Forces became the winners of the various stages in both categories and represented the country at the highest level.

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.

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Rashid Shirinov is AzerNews’ staff journalist, follow him on Twitter: @RashidShirinov

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