Sunday, May 26, 2013



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)

New factory for the manufacturing of Iranian Ababil-2 unmanned aerial vehicles.

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

SA-3 (S-125) surface-to-air missiles

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

Tajikistan is land locked and has no official Navy.

T-72 tanks (30)

T-62 tanks
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?


KGB- Committee for State Security

Tajikistan military pictures


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

  2. The Pakistani ballistic vests are shame for ex-Soviet Republic.