The Gorno Badakhshan Autonomous Region, or GBAO, and three districts, including Vakhsh and Farkhor in Katlon province and Rasht district in Rasht Valley (the district subordinate to the center in eastern Tajikistan) have announced fulfillment of their autumn conscription campaign target that was launched in Tajikistan on October 1, 2023, the state-run news agency Khovar reports. 

Besides, the Vorukh jamoat (jamoats are the third-level administrative divisions in Tajikistan) subordinate to the northern city of Isfara (Sughd province) has reportedly also announced fulfillment of its autumn conscription campaign target.      

The autumn conscription campaign is carried out from October 1 through November, and the draft affects able-bodied male citizens in the age bracket of 18 years old to 27 years old who are not members of the armed forces reserve.

The two-month-long effort seeking to enlist young men aged 18-27 for the one- or two-year compulsory military service takes place twice a year, in the spring and in the autumn.

Young Tajiks can avoid or postpone military service if they are ill, studying at university, an only son, or if they have two children.

Tajikistan’s armed forces consist of Ground Forces, Mobile Forces (paratroopers of the armed forces of Tajikistan), Air Force and Air Defense Force.