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Iran plans three military drills

10 June 2013 14:00 (UTC+04:00)
Iran plans three military drills

By Sara Rajabova

Iran plans to hold several maneuvers to increase the preparedness of its armed forces in countering threats against the country.

Commander of the Iranian Army's Ground Forces, Brigadier General Ahmad Reza Pourdastan announced on June 9 that armored vehicles would participate in drills to be held in the southeastern and northeastern parts of the country in the current Iranian calendar year (which started March 21), Press TV reported.

He said his forces will stage three sets of drills. "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 said.

Pourdastan also praised the results of the assessments made over the recent Beitol-Moghaddas 25 Wargames in the Central Isfahan province, saying that the exercises succeeded in achieving all the desired objectives.

The Iranian Ground Force conducted Beit ol-Moqaddas 25 in Isfahan from May 20 to 24 in a bid to boost its units' combat readiness and exercise different asymmetric tactics.

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.

Iran has 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.

Besides, at the end of May, combat units of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps of Iran staged four-day naval exercises in the Persian Gulf waters. The naval exercises aimed to display and assess Iran's power in defending the Greater Tunb and the Lesser Tunb islands in the Persian Gulf.

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