TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – As Iran is celebrating the National Army Day, the country’s military forces marked the event by holding nationwide parades.

Various units of the Iranian Army held military parades across the country on Wednesday morning to pay tribute to the Army forces.

The parades saw units from the Ground Force, Navy, Air Force and Air Defense Force displaying some of their new weapons, systems and capabilities.

Iranian military experts and technicians have in recent years made great headways in manufacturing a broad range of indigenous equipment, making the armed forces self-sufficient in the arms sphere.

In comments in February 2018, Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei called for efforts to maintain and boost Iran’s defense capabilities, hitting back at the enemies for disputing the country’s missile program.

“Without a moment of hesitation, the country must move to acquire whatever is necessary for defense, even if the whole world is opposed to it,” the Leader said.