On 21 June, Azerbaijan’s defence minister, Zakir Hasanov, gave an exclusive interview highlighting the country’s military modernisation programme during the past seven years. Full interview provided by Azeri CBC   The highlights of the interview below: “today, 80% of Azerbaijan’s army consists of professionals (officers, commanders, etc.), 10% are civilians,Continue Reading

Over 200 new troops were sworn in to start military service at the headquarters of Nakhichevan’s military garrison in Azerbaijan. The ceremony was headed by the commander of the Nakhichevan exclave’s garrision, Kerim Mustafayev,  as well as general-mayor Teymur Eyyubov of the local garrison. No further details on the eventContinue Reading

Azeri President Ilham Aliyev paid a visit to newly-constructed military base 10 km from the central segment of  the line-of-contact near the abandoned town of Aghdam. News of the visit was published on the president’s official webpage as well as that of the Defence Ministry. This is significant, in that,Continue Reading

On 1 June, news was revealed about a possible incident in which an unknown Azeri troop-carrying vehicle was apparently attacked by Armenian forces on the border between Armenia and the Azeri exclave of Nakhichevan. A low-quality video of what appears to be a burning vehicle near a mountain or ruggedContinue Reading

On 27 May, the spokesperson for Armenia’s Defence Ministry, Shushan Stepanyan, gave news today of an Armenian military Nissan Patrol vehicle burned near military positions as a result of being shot at from Azeri military positions. Stepanyan also stated the incident took place in front of military positions, where theContinue Reading

On 5 May, Azeri defence minister, Zakir Hasanov, the head of the Military Affairs department of the presidential administration, Maharram Aliyev,  along with other high-ranking military officials visited military installations along the line-of-contact. According to an official publication by Azeri defence officials, the area visited was between the Karabakhi villageContinue Reading

Between 2-6 March, large-scale military drills are being carried out in Azerbaijan involving units form all branches of the armed forces. Emphasis in this years official initial statement was put on high-technology military equipment being used during the drills, particularly for remote operations management. Significant coverage of Defence minister ZakirContinue Reading