Summer training launched for the Tajik armed forces

02/07/2015 10:00
Avaz Yuldoshev
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DUSHANBE, July 2, 2015, Asia-Plus -- The summer training was launched for the Tajik armed forces on July 1.

“The summer training is the most intensive and significant stage of the military training and field exercises will be conducted during the summer training period,” Lieutenant-Colonel Faridoun Mahmadaliyev, a spokesman for the Ministry of Defense (MoD), told Asia-Plus in an interview.

According to him, the summer training period will last until December 31.

Tajikistan's National Army now consists of Air and Air Defense Forces, Land Forces and Mobile Forces.  The Mobile Force of Tajik Army was founded in 2005 without increase in a total strength of the country’s armed forces.  Air and Air-Defense Forces were also united in 2005.  Tajikistan’s armed forces also include National Guard and Security Forces (internal and border troops).

Unlike the other former Soviet states of Central Asia, Tajikistan did not form armed forces based upon former Soviet units on its territory.  Instead, the Russian Ministry of Defense took control of the Dushanbe-based 201st Motor Rifle Division; actually control simply shifted from the former district headquarters in Tashkent, which was in now-independent Uzbekistan, to Moscow.


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