Sunday, May 26, 2013

Tajikistan



Tajikistan



Tajikistan
Capital: Dushanbe
Tajikistan is a mountainous landlocked country in central Asia.
The Tajiks are a Persian people, unlike Turkmen, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Uzbek, and Azerbaijani people, who are Turkic.




Tajikistan did not inherit much equipment from the former Soviet Union like other central Asian nations. Tajikistan had to build its military forces from the ground up.

Civil war in Tajikistan between 1992-1997. Russian forces intervene on behalf of the government of Tajikistan in 1992, turning the tide of the conflict.

The Okno or Nurek Space Tracking Center in the Sanglok mountains, is manned by Russians.

Russian forces in Tajikistan include the 201st Motor Rifle Division, and Border Guards. Around 20,000 personnel total. The Russian Border Guards left in 2005.

About 16,300 total military personnel with around 8.800 active duty personnel and around 7,500 paramilitary personnel.

Air Force

L-39 trainer/light attack aircraft (4)
L-29 trainer/light attack aircraft?
Mi-24 attack helicopters (4)
Mi-8 transport helicopters (14)



Air Defense Forces
SA-2 surface-to-air missiles?
SA-3 surface-to-air missiles?

SA-7 shoulder fired surface-to-air missiles?





Tajikistan is land locked and has no official Navy.






Army
T-72 tanks (30)
BMP-2 infantry fighting vehicles (25)
BMP-1 infantry fighting vehicles (9)
BTR-80 armored personnel carriers (26)
BTR-70 armored personnel carriers (2)
BTR-60 armored personnel carriers (1)
MT-LB armored personnel carriers (10)

BM-21 multiple rocket launchers (10)

2S1 self propelled howitzers
2S3 self propelled howitzers
D-30 towed howitzers

PM-38 120mm mortars

RPG-7 anti-tank rocket launchers
RPG-18 anti-tank rocket launchers
SPG-9 recoilless guns

AK-47 assault rifles
AK-74 assault rifles


Airborne or Mobile Forces

AK-74 assault rifles


National Guard. 
Also called the Presidential Guard.


Ministry of the Interior

Internal Troops
Falls under the Ministry of the Interior. Around 30,000 personnel?

Border Guard
Falls under the Ministry of the Interior. Around 25,000 personnel?



 




Ministry of Emergency Situations?





Police






Intelligence 











2 comments:

  1. in all ex-USSR countries (incl. Tajikistan), blue berets - sign of airborne troops

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  2. Чи гапе шидестай да Тоджикистон.

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