Astana, Kazakhstan, Nov.24
By Daniyar Mukhtarov - Trend:
In accordance with the order of the Supreme Commander of the armed forces of Kazakhstan, President Nursultan Nazarbayev, the country's defense minister Imangali Tasmagambetov conducted an unscheduled inspection of the state of combat readiness and combat capability of the armed forces, said the ministry of defense of Kazakhstan.
"An unscheduled inspection of combat readiness of troops is held in the south of Kazakhstan," said a statement. "During the inspection, the troops of the Yug (South) regional command, airmobile forces and air defense forces of the armed forces of Kazakhstan were alerted and directed to the unplanned areas. Over 3,000 personnel, 400 units of military equipment and 36 units of aviation equipment participated in the inspection."
During the two days, mobility of the formations and their ability to carry out rapid transfer over long distances was checked, training on fire, tactical and special tasks was implemented on the training grounds, the statement said.
"These activities are held in order to assess the actions of commanders and staffs during the activation of the higher levels of combat readiness and advance in the areas of concentration," said the statement. "They also determine the state, availability and needs of material and technical means in case of rapid deployment of troops and their use according to the plan of combat training."
The ministry of defense of Kazakhstan on the instructions of the Supreme Commander will hold a large range of different activities, which will be based on the unscheduled inspections, according to the statement.
"Unscheduled inspections are probably the most effective way to test the combat readiness of the army," the Minister of Defense of Kazakhstan Imangali Tasmagambetov said.
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