Armenian Border Guard

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Armenian Border Guard
Հայաստանի Սահմանի Պահակություն
Symbol of Armenian Border Guard.jpg
Coat of Arms of Armenian Border Guard
Active January 28, 1992 - Present
Country Armenia
Branch Armed Forces of Armenia
Role Border guard
Part of Ministry of Defence
An Armenian border guard station sitting along the border with Turkey, in the province of Shirak.

The Armenian Border Guard (Հայաստանի սահմանի պահակություն) is the branch of the Armed Forces of Armenia that is responsible for monitoring and guarding Armenia's borders with neighbors Turkey, Azerbaijan, Iran and Georgia. The border guard works in conjunction with a Russian military contingent stationed in Armenia and headquartered at the 102nd Military Base in Gyumri.[1] The border guard initially worked under the framework of the Ministry of Defence when it was established on 28 January 1992, but in 2004 it was transferred to the jurisdiction of the Ministry of National Security and Internal Affairs.

Mechanised equipment[edit]

The Ministry of National Security and Internal Affairs possesses 5 BMD-1s, 35 BMP-1s, 3 BRM-1Ks, 5 BTR-60s, and 18 BTR-70s.[2]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Eaton, Mark. "Major Trends in Military Expenditure and Arms Acquisitions by the States of the Caspian Region" in The Security of the Caspian Sea Region. Gennadii Chufrin (ed.) Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2001, pp. 89-90.
  2. ^ International Institute for Strategic Studies, The Military Balance 2013. London: Routledge, 2013, p. 216.

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