IRGC launches war games in south-eastern Iran
Baku, Azerbaijan, April 12
By Khalid Kazimov - Trend:
Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Ground Force has launched three-day military drills dubbed the "Great Prophet" in the country's south-eastern regions.
The war games will continue for three days in the Sistan and Baluchestan Province as well as the provinces of Kerman, South Khorasan and Hormuzgan, Mehr news agency reported.
Earlier the commander of the IRGC Ground Forces Brigadier General Mohammad Pakpour said that the military exercises are aimed at maintaining the preparedness of IRGC forces, displaying the country's might, and ensuring security.
He further said that the airborne units that have recently joined the IRGC Ground Forces will actively participate in the drills.
Meanwhile, the Iranian Army plans to hold four major military exercises during the current Iranian calendar year (ends on March 20, 2017).
The first of the army's four major drills are expected to be held in June in the central Iranian province of Isfahan.
Iran's military program has always been a point of concern for world powers, so much so that they often show strong reaction against the country's missile tests, in particular. However,Tehran maintains that its military power is solely defensive and in the service of regional peace.