Army to Set Up Central Command on Borders
TEHRAN (Fars) — Commander of the Iranian army’s ground forces Brigadier General Ahmad Reza Pourdastan announced on Saturday that Iran plans to set up five independent command-and-control headquarters in different border areas of the country.
“Based on the plan, the country’s borders have been divided into five regions, each of which will go under the command of an independent headquarter,” Pourdastan said.
Elaborating on the reasons behind such a strategic change, he said given the fact that in an asymmetric war the enemy usually wages its attacks from different fronts, “we started working on a structural change in the army’s ground forces so that the forces can develop a capability to carry out its responsibility independently and self-sufficiently”.
“Therefore, under such conditions when the enemy sends noise and the contacts are cut completely, the headquarters can act self-sufficiently,” Pourdastan added.
Iran had earlier this month announced its plans for restructuring the country’s ground forces in a bid to boost the force’s military preparedness.
“The plan for making changes within the army’s ground forces, aimed at enhancing its preparedness in confronting threats, has been approved by the Commander-in-Chief (Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei),” Pourdastan said at the time.