April 11, 2016 - 11:50 AMT
PanARMENIAN.Net - Hero of Karabakh war, Major General Arkady Ter-Tadevosyan (Komanos) called for concentering all Armenian generals and military experts around the world in the country.
Responding to Komandos' call was Lebanese Army General Narek Abrahamyan who said that Armenian military men worldwide should exploit their experience in Armenia's interests.
Abrahamyan, who worked in the country’s Defense Ministry in 1998-2000, said such issues have been on the agenda since then.
According to the General, a number of Diaspora-based retired senior military officers have immense experience and up-to-date knowledge.
“It is time for Armenia to unite those professionals and build up the army through their efforts too,” Arevelk cited Abrahamyan as saying.
The parties to the Karabakh conflict agreed on a bilateral ceasefire along the contact line which came into force at midday, April 5.
Prior to that, on the night of April 1-2, Azerbaijani armed forces initiated overt offensive operations in the southern, southeastern and northeastern directions of the line of contact with Nagorno Karabakh.
As many as 64 Karabakh servicemen were killed and 122 were wounded in the course of military operations.
As of April 5, the Azerbaijani side has lost 26 tanks and 4 infantry fighting vehicles, as well as 1 BM-21 Grad multiple rocket launcher, 1 engineering vehicle, 2 military helicopters and 11 unmanned aerial vehicles. The Azerbaijani side has admitted the loss of 31 fighters, 1 helicopter and 1 unmanned drones, whereas the Armenian side's photo and video materials show dozens of killed Azerbaijani troops, 1 helicopter and 3 UAVs. Opposition media outlets, however, reported on the death of 81 Azerbaijani soldiers, stating that 6 more have gone missing. According to Karabakh authorities, 300 Azerbaijani soldiers were killed in clashes.
14 Karabakh tanks have been neutralized since April 2.