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18 January, Monday

Azerbaijan marks 102nd anniversary of Armed Forces - VIDEO

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Today, Azerbaijan marks the Day of the Armed Forces.

102 years have passed since the establishment of the Azerbaijani Armed Forces.

On June 26, 1918, by the decision of the Council of Ministers of the Azerbaijan Democratic Republic, the first regular military unit - the Detached Corps of Azerbaijan was established in Ganja. After the collapse of the Azerbaijan Democratic Republic in 1920 the Army was released and was again created according to the decree of the Supreme Council dated October 9, 1991.

On the base of the decree signed by the national leader Heydar Aliyev on May 22, 1998, an important step was taken in restoring the inheritance traditions in the establishment of the National Army, and June 26 was declared as the Armed Forces Day.

Currently, the Azerbaijani army is considered the strongest and most modern army in the South Caucasus region in terms of both combat capability and material and technical capabilities.

The Armed Forces of Azerbaijan have three branches: the Azerbaijani Land Forces, the Azerbaijani Air and Air Defence Force, and the Azerbaijani Navy.

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