Darvoz district in Gorno Badakhshan fulfills its autumn conscription target in a day

02/10/2015 10:20
Avaz Yuldoshev
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DUSHANBE, October 2, 2015, Asia-Plus -- The Darvoz district in the Gorno Badakhshan Autonomous Region (GBAO) has fulfilled its autumn conscription target in a day.

An official source at the Ministry of Defense (MoD) says the Darvoz district fulfilled the autumn conscription target in a day on October 1, when the autumn conscription campaign started in Tajikistan.

According to him, the Chief Military Prosecutor’s Office is taking measures to prevent illegal methods conscription.

The autumn conscription campaign started in Tajikistan on October 1.  The draft affects able-bodied male citizens in the age bracket of 18 years old to 27 years old, who are not members of the armed forces reserve.  The same decree provides for the retirement from active duty of soldiers and sergeants whose service under conscription is over. 

According to the Ministry of Defense (MoD), every year, some 15,000-16,000 young Tajik men are drafted into the country’s armed forces.  The two-month-long effort seeking to enlist young men aged 18-27 for the two-year compulsory military service takes place twice a year, in the spring and in the autumn.

Some sources say more than 600,000 young men in Tajikistan are eligible for military service, but some 150,000 of them have received draft deferments or are exempted from the military service and some 100,000 other conscript-age young Tajiks are outside the country in search of a living.

Young Tajiks can avoid or postpone military service if they are ill, studying at university, an only son, or if they have two children.

Tajikistan's armed forces consist of Land Forces, Mobile Forces, Air and Air Defense Forces, National Guard, and Security Forces (internal and border troops). 


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