Iranian Army to Stage Several Wargames in Coming Months

Iranian Army to Stage Several Wargames in Coming Months

TEHRAN (Tasnim) - The Iranian army plans to stage several wargames in the coming months of the current Iranian year (started on March 21, 2013), a senior army commander announced today.

Speaking to Tasnim, Commander of Army’s Northeastern Headquarters General Ali Jahanshahi said several wargames will be staged in the second half of the Iranian year, and added, “The upcoming wargames will be staged in eastern Iran in September."

The commander refrained from providing further details on the exact date and time of the wargames, saying that details will be announced in appropriate time.

He added that army's next wargames will be held in Iran's southeastern regions.

Over the past few years, Iran has held several military drills to enhance the defense capabilities of its armed forces and to test modern military tactics and equipment.

In December 2012, the Iranian Navy launched a specialized naval drill, dubbed Velayat 91, to display the country’s capabilities in a vast area covering the Strait of Hormuz, the Sea of Oman, north of the Indian Ocean, the Gulf of Aden and Bab-el-Mandeb Strait.

The country has repeatedly clarified that its military might is merely based on the nation's defense doctrine of deterrence and poses no threat to other countries.


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