Source: Abrahamyan, Eduard “Rationalizing the Tonoyan Doctrine: Armenia’s Active Deterrence Strategy”, Eurasia Daily Monitor,  Vol. 16 Issue 64, 02 MAY 2019 *all opinions expressed are those of those of the original author. Even as Armenia and Azerbaijan have intensified their diplomatic contacts over the future status of the latter’s breakawayContinue Reading

On 26 March, the Azeri Defence Ministry has reported the death of serviceman Allaz Allazov  from cross-border fire on the line-of-contact near the town of Fizuli in southern Nagorno Karabakh. According to the Armenian military news portal, Allazov was from the village of Yuxarı Salahlı in the region ofContinue Reading

The first command-post exercises of this year are underway in Nakhichevan. Troop formations  carried out a joint effort to counter any incursions into state territory according to official publications from the military authorities. The events were supervised by the head of Nakhichevan’s military garrison,  Lt Gen Kerem Mustafayev, and involvedContinue Reading

Azeri military units departed from the Nakhicehvan Autonomous Republic  on 30 January towards Kars, Turkey for a military training session expected on 23 February.  The  300 km journey will take around 6 hours, where they will be stationed at a local Turkish military base in preparation for multilateral training sessions.Continue Reading

In a rare event, the acting Foreign Minister of Armenia, Zohrab Mnatsakanian paid a visit to Armenian troops stationed at border outposts. The visits took place along the border between Armenia and the Azerbaijani Autonomous Republic of Nakhichevan. on 30 December 2018, Mnatsakanian greeted troops and passed on his bestContinue Reading

Source: INGILIZIAN, MASIS, “Azerbaijan Pushes into Nakhichevan Borderlands”, Bellingcat, 08 NOV 2018 *all opinions expressed are those of the original author and do not necessarily reflect the opinions or stance of Nagorno Karabakh Observer.    Recent satellite imagery from Planet Labs shows ongoing engineering works by the Azerbaijani armed forces on theContinue Reading

Officer Sənan Məmmədov (left) and conscript Asiman Şahmarov (right) Through unofficial sources, news has come out that two Azeri servicemen have been killed since the begining of this year. On 10 January, ethnic Talish Asiman Şahmarov was killed reportedly in a military outpost near Aghdam, reports on social media say he wasContinue Reading

Murdered servicemen from left to right: Vusal Aghayev, Nahid Abbasov and Elvin Şerifli   Azeri conscript Bahruz Jalilbeyli turned his weapon on his fellow soldiers on 27 September, killing Lieutenant Nahid Abbasov along with Elvin Şerifli and Vusal Aghayev.  The incident happened at an undisclosed military outpost near the cityContinue Reading

Azerbaijan’s Air Force tested out several Su-25 fighter-bomber aircraft in Nakhichevan on 23 August 2017, in what is one of the first cases of military aircraft being tested out by Baku in Nakhichevan. In a video made public by the Azeri Defence Ministry, the video shows at least two aircraft being testedContinue Reading

Recently a few articles were published on the authorities in Baku building up military forces in the province, or how it is officially known, the Autonomous Republic of Nakhichevan. This region of Azerbaijan, which is also the stronghold of current President Ilham Aliyev’s Nakhichevani elite, borders Armenia to the southwestContinue Reading