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Iranian Army Commander: Army to Reinvigorate Military Buildup along Iranian Borders

13 April 2011 3:14


A senior Iranian Army commander declared here on Tuesday that Iran plans to station more ground force units along its borders in reaction to a recent change in the nature of the threats posed to the country.
“Our country has faced a new phase of threats and we should start some changes in ground force (alignment) proportionate to those threats. Accordingly we have defined our doctrine based on past experiences and drawn new guidelines,” Commander of the Iranian Army Ground Force Brigadier General Ahmad Reza Pourdastan told reporters on the occasion of the Army Day (April 18).

“In the new alignment, units of the Army ground force will be deployed all around the country’s borderlines,” Pourdastan stated, adding, “We will witness construction of new bases and garrisons in many border areas of the country in the current Iranian year (started on March 21).”

Meantime, the commander said that his forces are slated to stage two massive military exercises this year.

On Sunday, Pourdastan said that the Army Ground Force plans to implement some structural reforms and prepared the ground for such reforms last year.

Pourdastan stressed that revisions and reforms will boost the Iranian ground forces’ mobility and agility.

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