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Iran to stage wargame in October, says Army Cmdr

TEHRAN (ISNA)- Commander of the Iranian Army’s Ground Forces Brigadier General Ahmad-Reza Pourdastan said the country’s ground forces will hold a wargame in southeastern part of the country mid October.

“The drill will be held based on the country’s defense tactics and doctrine as well as asymmetric battle,” Pourdastan told reporters on Sunday.

Iranian officials have always reiterated that the country’s military exercises and maneuvers only aim at deterrent purposes for the country and preventing any possible military operations against Iranian territory. They have announced that the drills send the message of peace to the regional states.

Iran’s Army and IRGC hold regular wargames to practice combat tactics and also test new home-made military tools, equipment and weapons in action.

Iranian officials and commanders have repeatedly underlined that all military exercises and trainings of the Iranian Armed Forces are merely meant to serve deterrent purposes.

“When the enemy observes that our Armed Forces are constantly in wargame zones and their fingers are kept on the trigger, it will not dare to invade the Islamic Iran’s borders,” Pourdastan said in January, underlining the significance of military trainings for boosting the country’s deterrent power.

As regards the Iranian Armed Forces’ military exercises, Pourdastan described wargames as “very important” to the Iranian military, and said drills have provided the Iranian military forces, including the Army Ground Force, with an opportunity to test its achievements and remove deficiencies for future missions.

By ISNA

 

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