One of the significant events in the history of Azerbaijan is the formation of the Armed Forces of Azerbaijan Republic. The Azerbaijani Armed Forces were formed in 1918, during the period of the existence of the Democratic Republic of Azerbaijan.
The date of June 26 was officially declared as the day of the Azerbaijani Armed Forces by the national leader Heydar Aliyev who made a huge contribution to the development of the Armed Forces of our republic. Fundamental changes in the field of improvement and modernization of the Azerbaijani National Army were carried out under his management.
Today Azerbaijan has a well-equipped and professional Armed Forces which is charged to set free the Azerbaijani lands seized by the Armenian aggressors, guard the national interests and protect the territorial integrity of our republic.
We congratulate our nation on the occasion of the Day of the Armed Forces of Azerbaijan!