Iran’s Ground Force Commander Brigadier General Ahmadreza Pourdastan announced that his forces are due to hold 20 massive and specialized wargames in different parts of Iran by the end of the current Iranian year (which started on March 20), Fars News Agency (FNA) reported.
“We are waiting for the Armed Forces General Staff's approval and we will stage 17 specialized drills and 3 massive drills by the end of this year,” Pourdastan told reporters in Tehran.
“The first wargames will be held in the Southeastern parts of Iran and in the second stage, we will conduct rapid reaction maneuvers in the country's Western regions,” he added.
In relevant remarks earlier this month, Iranian Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari also announced that his forces plan to stage 20 specialized wargames in the territorial and international waters.
“The massive Velayat 95 wargames will be held in the (Iranian) month of Bahman (January 20-February 18) to conclude the exercises this year and to enhance and display the Islamic Republic of Iran's capabilities in defending the water borders and interests in a region wider than the sea,” Sayyari said.
Asked about the Velayat 95 wargames zone, he said, “The Navy's major wargames are held in the Northern Indian Ocean.”
Sayyari also said that his forces will hold 20 specialized drills by the end of this (Iranian) year.
The Admiral had announced in April that his forces would stage massive wargames in international waters this year.
“The massive Velayat 95 wargames will be held in international waters by the end of the current (Iranian) year,” Sayyari told FNA in April.
The Navy Commander said that the Navy also plans to hold joint drills with other countries' warships which berth at the Iranian ports and during reciprocal visits.