YEREVAN. – One of the Armenian army’s main directions is passing to a strategic planning, Defense Minister Seyran Ohanyan stated Saturday to news reporters, during his visit to capital Yerevan’s Yerablur Pantheon, adding that the army is increasing its military capabilities by way of acquiring weaponry.
“We will acquire new weaponry, no later than 2015, which will be long-range, [and] accurate, and it will solve those problems which the army faces,” Ohanyan said.
The Minister also noted that the Security Council approved, in 2011, Armenia’s military industry concept, along the lines of which a huge program of events is planned for this year.
As Armenian News-NEWS.am informed earlier, President Serzh Sargsyan paid a visit to capital Yerevan’s Yerablur Pantheon for fallen Karabakh war heroes, in the morning of Saturday, January 28, 2012—the Armenian Armed Forces Day 20th anniversary—and laid a wreath to the memorial. Nagorno-Karabakh Republic President Bako Sahakyan, National Assembly Speaker Samvel Nikoyan, PM, Tigran Sargsyan, Defense Minister Seyran Ohanyan, and senior army officers were also on hand at the Pantheon to pay their respects to the fallen heroes.