Mongolia asks Russia's Defense Ministry to arm its air defense forces TASS 12704174

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Mongolia asks Russia's Defense Ministry to arm its air defense forces.
Mongolia has asked Russia’s Defense Ministry to help it arm its air defense force, Mongolian Defense Minister Badmaanyambuugiin Bat-Erdene said after a meeting with his Russian counterpart Sergei Shoigu.
     
Mongolia has asked Russia’s Defense Ministry to help it arm its air defense force, Mongolian Defense Minister Badmaanyambuugiin Bat-Erdene said after a meeting with his Russian counterpart Sergei Shoigu.
Mongolia has already received T-72A main battle tank from Russia
     
"I informed the defense minister that we had worked out the basis of Mongolia’s military policy, a package of defense laws had been adopted in line with the policy and specific tasks had been set to the armed forces," the Mongolian defense minister said.

"In this context, we asked Russia to provide support in rearming and strengthening our armed forces, in particular, the newly-formed air defense force," he added.

According to Bat-Erdene, Russia is assisting Mongolia in training its troops. About 350 Mongolian servicemen are currently studying at 20 Russian military schools on favorable terms or free of charge.

The Mongolian delegation headed by the defense minister has arrived for the 6th Conference on International Security in Moscow. The conference started on April 26 and will last through April 27.

During the conference, Russian Defense Minister General of the Army Sergei Shoigu and the heads of Russia’s Security Council and Foreign Ministry will present Russia’s vision of the international situation and the reasons why the situation has become less stable.

In December 2015, Mongolia has take the delivery of Russian military equipment including T-72A main battle tanks and modernized BTR-70M APC. This transfer of combat equipment to Mongolia is provided in the framework of military and technical assistance of the Russian Federation.

In the past Mongolia has already received Russian-made military equipment including 100 main battle tanks T-72A, 40 BTR-70M APC, 20 BTR-80 and some military trucks.
     
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