Armenia’s defence minister Davit Tonoyan visited a military outpost on the Armenia-Nakhichevan border to follow-up on the latest developments, security-operational situation, monitor Azeri troop movements and the latest renovation projects on military outposts conducted by Armenian troops on this segment of the militarised border. Finalising his visit, officials reported thatContinue Reading

In an official statement today, defence officials in Stepanakert stated that along the the line-of-contact an increase of unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV’s, or drones) and military aircraft training flights, affirming that the latter ” often violate the established flight zones”. Continuing the statement, the authorities stated: “The Defence ministry ofContinue Reading

The OSCE Minsk Group delegation consisting of Andrzej Kasprzyk, and the co-chairs Stéphane Visconti, Andrew Schofer and Igor Papov, were received by Armenia’s defence minister Davit Tonoyan. The delegation is visiting the region according to official plans,  and have come to Armenia to discuss issues related to the Nagorno KarabakhContinue Reading

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 03 September 2018, the Monte Melkonian Military Academy in Armenia marked the graduation of over 40 formed officiers. The officers will be eventually stationed in the country’s numerous military bases, while some will continue in post-graduate programmes for further formation, adquiring diverse expertise in a particular field. Armenia’s DefenceContinue Reading