Last week, Nagorno Karabakh’s Defence minister, Maj Gej Karen Abrahamyan, visited a series of military bases and outposts along the northern segment of the line-of-contact. The purpose of the visit was to follow up on the the condition of new recruits, review the general well-being of the servicemen and evaluateContinue Reading

In the statement, Azerbaijan’s State Border Service (SBS) mentioned that Armenian troops stationed at at outposts near the village of Zorakan fired on Azeri positions near the the village of Ikikji Sikhli, wounding an Azeri border guard.  Azeri officials stated that heavy machine guns were fired on their positions, promptingContinue Reading

Yesterday, the units from Azerbaijan’s air force carried out live-fire drills with Su-25 combat aircraft. The drills included both, daytime, as well as nocturnal simulations. Official publications from the Defence ministry stated the fighter unit attacked training targets with different armament types, including bombs and air-surface rockets. The drills wereContinue Reading

A motorised infantry brigade from the Nagorno Karabakh military conducted combat simulations today at the eastern Tigranakert military training ground. The event was officially announced as a test of military capacities for the first half of the year. The motorised infantry brigade conducted live-fire drills, which involved a general mobilisation,Continue Reading

Today, Bako Sahakyan, president of the de facto Republic of Nagorno Karabakh, promoted the military’s chief of staff, colonel Jalal Harutyunyan to major general.  Maj Gen Harutyunyan rose through the ranks of the military, having participated in the 1990s Karabakh conflict at an early age. Subsequently he was the commanderContinue Reading