Sun, Oct

2,300 more ANA officers, soldiers pass out


new-ana-officers-graduatedA batch of another 2,300 Afghan National Army (ANA) officers and soldiers has completed a training programme at the Kabul Military Training Centre (KMTC), the Ministry of Defence said on Sunday.

Addressing the graduation ceremony, Maj. Gen. Mohammad Habib Hisari, the training and logistic commander, said the young officers and soldiers were trained to know the changing tactics of war and the enemy.

The armed forces, he recalled had earlier given common trainings because at that time the country was in dire need of security personnel’s deployment. “Now, we have enough troops and focused more on their professionalism to face the day-to-day and future challenges,” he noted.

In his address, he asked the newly graduates to adopt maximum restraints to avoid civilian casualties and face the enemy of the land valiantly. “Today’s graduates are better trained and equipped to serve the motherland,” he added.

KMTC Commander Brig. Gen. Aminullah Patyani informed of 2,300 graduates, 700 of them were officers who completed their four months rigorous training.

The remaining soldiers had completed their three months training. He recalled the training tenure for ANA officers was three months.

Ghulam Qadir Mohammadi, one of the graduates, told Pajhwok Afghan News: “We are ready to defend our country even if it costs our lives.”

With the newly graduates, the number of armed forces reached to 200,000 security personnel.