Iranian Army to Restructure Ground Forces

7 March 2011 (Last Updated March 7th, 2011 18:30)

Iranian Army Ground Forces is to soon undergo changes in its structure, composition and organisation, commander Brigadier-General Ahmad Reza Pourdastan has said. "In order to cope with the new conditions governing the world and the kind of military threats emerging, it was necessary to br

Iranian Army Ground Forces is to soon undergo changes in its structure, composition and organisation, commander Brigadier-General Ahmad Reza Pourdastan has said.

"In order to cope with the new conditions governing the world and the kind of military threats emerging, it was necessary to bring about changes in the structure, organisation and composition of Iran's Ground Forces," he added.

Plans for new military bases in eastern, south-eastern and southern parts of Iran are also being considered, which is likely to be completed within a five-year programme.

The new structural changes are part of the implementation of the reform plan approved by the Islamic Revolution Leader Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei.

The restructure will enable Iran ground forces to deal with potential threats from different angles, according to Press TV.