On May 28, President Emomali Rahmon and Majlisi Milli (Tajikistan’s upper chamber of parliament) Speaker Rustam Emomali, who is also the Mayor of Dushanbe, attended a military parade held on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the formation of the Border Troops of the State Committee for National Security (SCNS) of Tajikistan, according to the Tajik president’s official website.

Before the start of the military parade, Emomali Rahmon congratulated the servicemen of the Border Troops on the 30th anniversary of the formation of this important branch of the Armed Forces.

After the military parade, Emomali Rahmon and Rustam Emomali attend an official opening ceremony of the new building of headquarters of the Special Purpose Detachment and visited the workshop for production of technical means.

The newly built facility was constructed on the basis of this military unit. The headquarters building consists of offices of the leadership of the military unit, classrooms, a recreation room for officers and soldiers, an office, a dormitory and other auxiliary facilities.

Photo / Tajik president’s official website.

The basement of the Special Purpose Detachment consists of a communication center, a planning station, classrooms for training, shooting, snipership, control station and other auxiliary facilities, and all rooms are equipped with work equipment.

In particular, the communication center is considered an important element in the direction of constant control of the state border, and it provides constant communication to 4 directions - provinces of Sughd and Khatlon, Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Region (GBAO) and districts subordinate to the center (RRP).

Classrooms for the training in communications, shooting and snipership allow officers and soldiers to conduct theoretical and practical lessons at the necessary level and using modern field equipment. Classrooms are equipped with new generation technology, providing technical protection of information and reliable encrypted communication.

On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the formation of Tajikistan’s Border Troops, a number of social facilities and border checkpoints were put on commission in various regions of the country. 

The Border Troops of Tajikistan is the border guard of Tajikistan.  Functioning under the State Committee for National Security as part of the Armed Forces, the border guards are trained by the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe OSCE.  A higher education college is located in the capital, Dushanbe, the Border Troops Academy, and a Border Troops Training Centre is located south of it, in the Roudaki District.  The main control station of the border troops is the Border Management Center of the SCNS Main Border Guard Directorate.