Nuraddin Sadigov

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Nuraddin Sadiqov
Nurəddin Sadıqov
Chief of General Staff of Azerbaijani Armed Forces
In office
September 4, 1992[1] – June 17, 1993
President Abulfaz Elchibey, Heydar Aliyev
Preceded by Valeh Barshadly
Succeeded by Safar Abiyev (acting)
Personal details
Born 1935 (1935)
Julfa Rayon, Azerbaijan
Died 2009 (2010) (aged 74)
Baku, Azerbaijan
Religion Islam
Military service
Service/branch Coat of arms of the Azerbaijani Armed Forces.png Azerbaijani Armed Forces
Rank Major General
Battles/wars Nagorno-Karabakh War

Major General Nuraddin Sadigov Sadig oglu (Azerbaijani: Nurəddin Sadıqov Sadıq oğlu) also known as Nuraddin Sadikhov, was the Chief of General Staff of Azerbaijani Armed Forces, Deputy Minister of Defense of Azerbaijan Republic and National Advisor on Military Issues.[2]

Early life[edit]

Sadigov was born in Julfa Rayon, Nakhchivan exclave of Azerbaijan Republic. He graduated from Schors Lviv Military Lyceum and Frunze Military Academy. Starting from December 1991, he served in Azerbaijani Armed Forces.[2]


On September 4, 1992 President of Azerbaijan Abulfaz Elchibey appointed Sadigov Chief of General Staff of Azerbaijani Armed Forces and promoted him to Major General. He served in the position until June 17, 1993 when Deputy Minister of Defense Safar Abiyev assumed the responsibilities of the minister and was appointed the Chief of Staff.[1][3][4] On February 3, 1999 President Heydar Aliyev relieved Sadigov from his duties of National Advisor on Military Issues.[5] Sadigov is creditted with having led several successful operations from Kalbajar and Qubadli in the direction of Lachin in September and October 1992 during Nagorno-Karabakh War. In 2007, Sadigov resigned from the military due to his age.[2] He died on December 22, 2009.[6] A school in Alakol village in Tovuz Rayon was named after Sadigov.[7]

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