“The number of special forces has doubled after the Second Karabakh War,” the website of the head of state quotes the Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Azerbaijan as saying in his speech on Saturday before the personnel of military unity N of the Special Forces of the Defense Ministry on the 23rd anniversary of the establishment of the national Special Forces.
He mentioned that the recruitment to the Special Forces is more rigorous today, there is an increased interest and “quite a lot of applications”. Aliyev explained that the key selection criteria are moral and psychological qualities, physical training, professionalism and “most importantly, love for the Motherland”.
According to the head of state, other units of the Armed Forces of Azerbaijan are also undergoing reforms.
“The Azerbaijani army is getting even stronger,” Aliyev stressed, adding that the Azerbaijani army today is stronger than it was during the war.