Baku, Azerbaijan, May 22
By Khalid Kazimov - Trend:
Iranian army has launched military drills dubbed "Beit al-Moqaddas 28"in Esfahan Province.
Commander of the Iranian Army'sGround Forces Brigadier General Ahmad Reza Pourdastan, has overseen the drills, IRNA news agency reported.
On the first phase of the drills the army test-fired a number of its domestically produced missiles including Nazeat and Fajr, the report said.
In the second phase of the drills, army's elite forces namely "the 65 Nohed Airborne Brigade" will exercise military tactics.
In recent years, Iran has made major breakthroughs in its defense sector and attained self-sufficiency in the production of important military equipment and systems.
The country has also conducted major military drills to enhance the defense capabilities of its armed forces and to test modern military tactics and state-of-the-art equipment.
The Islamic Republic maintains that its military might poses no threat to other countries, stating that its defense doctrine is merely based on deterrence.