Iran’s Army Wraps Up Military Drills in Northeast
- November, 18, 2015 - 11:57
- Defense news
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran’s Army Ground Force on Wednesday concluded military exercises in northeast of the country as top commander said objectives of the drills have been achieved.
Commander of Army Ground Force Brigadier General Ahmad Reza Pourdastan told reporters that the war game has successfully achieved its objectives.
The war game, codenamed “Muhammad Rasulullah-3” (Muhammad, the Messenger of God-3), was held in Torbat-e-Jam region, province of Khorasan Razavi, northeast of Iran.
According to Pourdastan, the exercise included deployment of rapid reaction forces, artillery units, chopper squads, drones and forces from the electronic warfare units.
According to the commander, the whole stages of the war game were held successfully according to the plans.
One of the main purposes, he added, was to dispatch the rapid reaction units to the target zone in the shortest time possible in order to block the hypothetical enemy’s path.
The war game signaled the message of peace and friendship for the friends and warned the enemies of Iran’s harsh and decisive response to threats, the commander noted.
Over the past few years, Iran has held several military drills to enhance the defense capabilities of its armed forces and test modern military tactics and equipment.
Tehran maintains that the maneuvers are defensive in nature and meant to convey a message of peace and friendship to regional countries.
Iran has repeatedly stated that its military might poses no threat to other countries, reiterating that its defense doctrine is based on deterrence.