On January 13, the National Defense Control Center hosted an expanded meeting of the Security Council chaired by the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces Shavkat Mirziyoyev.
The event was attended by members of the Security Council, command staff of the Armed Forces, heads of the military administrative sectors, as well as the representatives of state and public organizations.
It has become a good tradition to hold such meetings annually on the eve of the Day of Defenders of the Motherland. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the formation of the Armed Forces of Uzbekistan. At the beginning of the meeting, the President congratulated all servicemen and veterans on the holiday.
At the meeting, the results of the activities of the Armed Forces and the military administrative sectors in 2021 were analyzed and priorities for the future were identified.
As a result of comprehensive measures taken in all areas of military development, both the image of our national army and the level of readiness of the troops have changed over the past five years. The infrastructure of military units and polygons, conditions for soldiers and officers have improved. The fact that our troops took a second place at the International Army Games 2021 is also the result of the development of the field.
This work is proceeding steadily and the capabilities of combat units are expanding. A new state border defense system is being introduced.
The President focused on the issues of personnel training and the introduction of advanced techniques. The need for advanced training of military teachers and the transformation of the Academy of the Armed Forces into a center of military science was pointed out. The task was set to effectively integrate the recently created Institute of Military Heritage and Modern Research into the system of military education and scientific activity.
Providing the Armed Forces with modern weapons and military equipment, modernizing the existing ones will also be a priority in the field of military development.
It was instructed to adopt a conceptual program for the further development of the Armed Forces in 2022-2026 based on these goals and the nature of contemporary threats.
The instructions were given to bring the activities of the Armed Forces General Staff to a quality new level, to strengthen the air defense system.
It was emphasized at the meeting that there is a growing need to ensure information security, protect young people from alien ideas, psychological training of military personnel and strengthening their morale in the current climate of increasing threats in the global information space.
It was noted that the commanding staff must improve the skills of planning modern operations, rational command and control of troops, and the effective use of available forces and means.
It is important to create a reserve of promising personnel for leadership and command positions, gradually prepare and appoint them to these positions on a competitive basis.
In the present context of increased dynamics and the emergence of new methods of warfare, success relies heavily on the actions of small units led by sergeant commanders. In this regard, the task was set to radically improve the system of training instructor sergeants for the Armed Forces.
The tasks were set for a positive solution of the population’s appeals, improvement of the social, engineering and communication infrastructure in the field, ensuring abundance in the market and price stability.
“Ensuring the security, peace and tranquility of our people remains a top priority today and shall continue to be so. Since, only peace and tranquility are the main guarantee of the comprehensive development of our country. The new year 2022 should be decisive in all spheres, including in the Armed Forces”, - said the President.
The members of the Security Council, heads of the military-administrative sectors addressed the meeting. The measures have been identified to further strengthen the country’s defense capability.