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IRGC Ground Force stages large-scale security drill in western Iran

Military vehicles belonging to the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Ground Force are seen during a large-scale military exercise in Iran’s northwestern border regions on October 17, 2022. (Photo by IRNA)

The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Ground Force has staged a large-scale combined and specialized drill in a border region in Iran’s western province of Kermanshah, as part of preparations to confront potential security threats against the country.

The drill was held by the Najaf Ashraf Base of the IRGC Ground Force in Qasr-e Shirin County on Monday and involved various units.

The forces partaking in the exercise employed the latest tactics to evaluate their preparedness in the face of latent security threats, and sinister plots being devised by anti-Iran Takfiri terrorist outfits.

During the day-long drill, special training in electronic warfare was put into practice and homegrown radar and communications systems were tested. Multiple reconnaissance and stealth operations were carried out as well.

Additionally, designated targets as well as command centers of hypothetical enemies were struck and destroyed using sophisticated indigenous weapons.

Several heliborne operations were conducted, during which airborne, artillery and armored divisions of the IRGC carried out their assigned tasks.

According to IRGC Ground Force Commander Brigadier General Mohammad Pakpour, the large-scale drill was aimed at improving the IRGC Ground Force’s operational preparedness and combat readiness against intricate security threats and terrorist scenarios.

“The [West Asia] region and the whole world are always prone to colonial, domineering and totalitarian policies. The emergence and spread of terrorist and subversive groups are inevitably one of the upshots of such attitudes. Therefore, the preparedness of security forces in the face of such threats remains an absolute and undeniable necessity,” he stated.

Iranian military forces hold routine exercises according to a detailed schedule in various parts of the country in order to test their weaponry and equipment and evaluate their combat preparedness.

The country’s officials have repeatedly underscored that the country will not hesitate to strengthen its military capabilities, including its missile power, which are entirely meant for defense, and that Iran’s defense capabilities will never be subject to negotiations.

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