Army chief: Army Ground Force fit to combat threats

Tasnim – Iran’s Army Commander Major General Abdolrahim Mousavi said that following a structural modification of the Army Ground Force, the military forces are prepared to counter any threat.

The Army Ground Force has fully prepared itself for the threats ahead, Major General Mousavi said at a military graduation ceremony in Tehran on Sunday.

Highlighting a major shift in the Army Ground Force’s structure, organization, training, professions, skills and performance, the general said the Army troops are in a very good state of preparedness.

The bulk of Army Ground Force soldiers are protecting the country’s frontiers along the eastern, western and southwestern borders, the top commander stated.

He went on to say that the modification of the Army Ground Force has taken place so rapidly and accurately that the force is not comparable with what it was a couple of years ago.

Iran’s Army Ground Force Brigadier General Kiomars Heidari had unveiled a structural change to the Army Ground Force’s combat strategies in January, introducing a special focus on offensive approach.

Last month, the Army Ground Force staged a war game in Iran’s northwestern regions, involving rapid reaction units, mobile and offense brigades, and helicopters from its Airborne Unit.

Held with the theme “One Target, One Shot”, the exercise was aimed at evaluating the combat preparedness of Army units and their mobility and agility in the battlefield.