TEHRAN, Young Journalists Club (YJC) - Speaking at a televised program on Saturday night, Brigadier General Kiomars Heidari outlined the achievements of a large-scale military exercise that his forces held in the central province of Isfahan for two days.
He said the war game was based upon the structural changes that have been adopted in the Army and also focused on the new strategy of offense that all of the Armed Forces have been ordered to pursue.
The general said the Army Ground Force does not rely on “asymmetric warfare” as a strategy anymore, adding that the military forces have gained such a high level of deterrent power that they have abandoned the asymmetric warfare strategy and focused on effective offensive tactics instead.
“Our doctrine is based upon deterrent power,” General Heidari noted, saying military experts have developed such advanced homegrown equipment that the country has no problem in any field of the military industry.
The Army Ground Force staged the war game, involving 12,000 assault forces from all units, on Friday and Saturday.
Troops from the artillery, armored unit, rapid-reaction forces, mechanized infantry, combat engineering, telecommunication and electronic warfare, and airborne unit were arrayed in the operation zone with the support of the Air Force fighter jets.
The main purpose of the war game was to evaluate the recent changes in the structure of the Army Ground Force and focus on modern offense tactics.
Iran’s Armed Forces hold routine military exercises throughout the year.
Iranian 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 be never subject to negotiations.