Results of Special Border Operation “Vahan 2019” Summarized with Participation of RA NSS Director
In the administrative complex of the Border Guard Troops of the National Security of RA, with the participation of Director of the RA NSS Major General Artur Vanetsyan, representatives of the NSS departments and command staff of the Border Guard Troops, the results of the special border operation “Vahan 2019” were summarized.
In the summarizing report, Commander of the NSS Border Guard Troops Colonel Vaghinak Sargsyan presented the results of the command and staff exercise conducted within the framework of the special border operation, indicated the identified gaps, as well as presented suggestions to increase the efficiency of activities of border guard troops under the conditions of aggravation of the situation on the State border.
It should be mentioned that this is the first time that an exercise in such a format has been conducted in the NSS Border Guard Troops, which enabled the command staff of the Border Guard Troops to assess their capabilities and capacities. During the joint special border operation, in total 82671 persons, 15427 vehicles crossed via the RA State border crossing points. As a result of combat- service and operational service activities of subdivisions of the Border Guard Troops, 4 cases of border regime violation were detected, 8 attempts to cross the border with forged documents were prevented and 9 persons who were on the wanted list were detected.
Director of the NSS Artur Vanetsyan, having positively assessed the results of the special border operation “Vahan 2019”, thanked the whole staff of the Border Guard Troops for the active participation and diligent service.
“The geopolitical developments that take place right next to us oblige us to be vigilant. And in this issue the biggest share of responsibility is on the border guard troops. Only the ones who do not work, do not make mistakes, but it is much more important here to see those mistakes, to identify them and to conduct works to correct them”, - NSS Director Artur Vanetsyan stated in his speech.
Director of NSS, having indicated the directions of development, tasked to plan and conduct a more large-scale exercise.