Caring for military people is the Commander in Chief’s priority - OPINION

  13 March 2018    Read: 1820
Caring for military people is the Commander in Chief’s priority - OPINION

by Bahram Batiyev

We reported earlier this week, on 5 March, that President of Azerbaijan, the Commander-in-Chief Ilham Aliyev signed an order on raising the salaries of military personnel at the Ministry of Defense and civil employees, who are not public officers, by 10% as of 1 March 2018.

The active Azerbaijani army, which enjoys quite a prestige among the Azerbaijani society, felt very enthusiastic about the order of the Commander-in-Chief, which serves as another proof that Azerbaijan knows no limits in providing for the needs of our Army.

Military experts believe that the Commander-in-Chief Ilham Aliyev thus once again expressed his respect for the Azerbaijani servicemen. Azerbaijani Army is one of the strongest in the world and The strongest in the region based on international rating thanks to Ilham Aliyev’s relentless care and attention. The government does everything necessary for our Army. Particularly, the material and technical foundation of the army is being constantly strengthened. Military installations, towns and military bases are being reconstructed and thoroughly renovated. Head of state previously noted that more than 80% of our military towns, bases and units correspond to international standards. The renovation of other military units in need of a thorough renovation should be completed in the years ahead.

Retired Colonel Shair Ramaldanov says the recent order of the Commander-in-Chief once again proves that the social issues of the Azerbaijani Army are among the priority tasks for him.

- Azerbaijan lives under conditions of war and our territories are under occupation. This is why caring for the Army becomes one of the vital issues. Considering this, the Commander-in-Chief Ilham Aliyev consistently works on both equipping the Army with modern weapons and solving the social problems of the servicemen. The domestic and housing problems of the military personnel are being successfully solved. I would also like to note in this regard that a new residential building, constructed for servicemen, will soon be completed. Allocating flats to the personnel has become a heart-warming tradition in our country.

President Ilham Aliyev’s recent order on increasing monthly salaries for the servicemen at the Ministry of Defense will affect not only the personal, but also their families, which makes hundreds of thousands of people. All of these aspects will surely have a positive impact on combat proficiency and moral-psychological readiness of the Azerbaijani Army personnel. The servicemen are grateful to their Commander-in-Chief and are ready to honorably fulfill any order, put before them.

Retired Colonel Azizagha Ganizadeh says our country carries out important projects both to reinforce social protection and improve domestic issues of the military personnel.

- President, Commander-in-Chief Ilham Aliyev always adopts fatherly care and attention when it comes to the issues of strengthening social protection and housing conditions of the Azerbaijani Army personnel. He takes very important and consistent measures in this direction. And the recent order of the president is another example that the enforcement of the material-technical base of the Army always happens along social-housing problems of the military personnel.

These measures always positively influence combat readiness and moral-psychological state of the servicemen and add to our military might. This is why our Army is considered one of the battle-ready armies of the world.

The entire Azerbaijani Army personnel, including myself, highly appreciate the care of the Commander-in-Chief towards the servicemen.


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