11 Dec 2023
Saturday 21 September 2013
Story Code : 51749

Commander: Iranian Ground Force ready to foil threats at borders

TEHRAN (FNA)- Lieutenant Commander of the Iranian Army Ground Force Brigadier General Kioumars Heidari once again underlined the Ground Forces preparedness to defuse enemies threats at the country's borders, and said the Iranian Armed Forces enjoy the best conditions and level of preparedness now.

"The Army's Ground Force, with its proper weapons and trainings, is prepared to defuse any threat both at the borders or at any other point," Heidari told reporters in Tehran on Saturday.

He further said the Iranian Armed Forces are equiped with advanced weaponries, and "we are enjoying the best defensive conditions now."

Elsewhere, Heidari referred to the Armed Forces' large parades due to be staged on Sunday, and said "a part of the Ground Force's capabilities will be displayed during the parades tomorrow".

The Iranian Armed Forces will display their latest home-made military tools, weapons and equipments in large military parades in Tehran on Sunday.

The annual September 22 parades will mark the start of the Week of Sacred Defense, commemorating Iranians' sacrifices during the 8 years of Iraqi imposed war on Iran in 1980s.

The ceremony will take place at the mausoleum of the Founder of the Islamic Republic, the Late Imam Khomeini, in Southern Tehran.

During the parades, the Iranian armed forces will display different weapons and military tools and equipment, including different kinds of fighters, choppers, drones, ground-to-ground missiles, air-to-ground missiles, surface-to-surface missiles, tactical and armed vehicles, surface and underwater vessels, electronic and telecommunication equipment, light and mid-light weapons, different kinds of artillery and mortar-launchers, air defense systems and engineering and logistic equipment.

Various units of the Islamic Republic Army, Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), Basij (volunteer) forces and the Islamic Republic of Iran's Law Enforcement Police will be present in the military parades in downtown Tehran to commemorate the start of the Week of Sacred Defense.

Senior Iranian officials, including President Hassan Rouhani, as well as a host of top military commanders will attend the ceremony.

The Iranian Armed Forces have recently test-fired different types of newly-developed missiles and torpedoes and tested a large number of home-made weapons, tools and equipments, including submarines, military ships, artillery, choppers, aircrafts, UAVs and air defense and electronic systems, during massive military drills.

Defense analysts and military observers say that Iran's wargames and its advancements in weapons production have proved as a deterrent factor, specially at a time of heightened threats by the enemies.

By Fars News Agency


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