Iran Army to open 10 special border bases

Tasnim – Iran’s Army Ground Force commander unveiled plans to launch 10 special military bases along the country’s borders.

Speaking to reporters on Sunday, Brigadier General Kiomars Heidari said the Army Ground Force requires military bases with special tactical features in order to carry out its missions properly along the country’s western, southwestern, northeastern and eastern borders.

“According to plans, a very good scheme has been introduced for the entire frontier, and 10 special bases are planned to be constructed in the first stage,” he added.

The commander noted that the first special military base was inaugurated a few days ago, and the nine remaining ones will come on stream gradually.

Brigadier General Heidari also pointed to plans to hold joint and specialized war games regularly to increase the Ground Force’s preparedness, saying the exercises include special tactics and weapons.

In November 2019, Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri said the Army Ground Force is prepared for any possible combat mission.

“The Army’s Ground Force bears the responsibility to defend the territory of the Islamic Republic against foreign threats, and given the vastness of the country, the issue of mobility and firepower of this force is crucial,” the top commander said.