The First Deputy Minister of Defense – Chief of the General Staff of the Azerbaijan Army, Colonel General Karim Valiyev visited the Commando Brigades and other military units to conduct a sudden inspection of the units’ combat training, the Ministry of Defense told APA.
The Chief of the General Staff checked the improvement of the practical skills of commanders in making decisions and using forces, the combat training of units, as well as the organization and conduct of combat duty.
The Chief of the General Staff instructed to pay main attention in the process of increasing the level of combat training to the planned and systematic conduct of exercises and training, ensuring combat interoperability between the Army Corps, formations, and control bodies, individual training of servicemen, as well as the accurate and timely fulfillment of tasks by combat personnel.
Touching upon increasing the intensity and quality of exercises and training, the First Deputy Minister of Defense gave instructions on conducting them in conditions close to real combat, and with consideration of the experience gained during the Patriotic War, as well as recent operations, especially the combat confrontations occurred in September of this year.
Speaking about the reforms carried out in the field of army development under the leadership of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Mr. Ilham Aliyev, Colonel General K. Valiyev emphasized that as a result of the measures taken during the post-war period, the operational and combat capabilities of the Azerbaijan Army have significantly increased.
The Chief of the General Staff delivered the instructions of the Defense Minister to the military personnel and set tasks for the relevant officers on their implementation.