DUSHANBE, February 15, Asia-Plus  -- A jubilee medal “15-Solagii Quvvahoi Musslahi Tojikiston” (15th Anniversary of Tajik Armed Forces) has been instituted in Tajikistan on occasion of the 15th anniversary of the formation of Tajik National Army, which is marked on February 23.  

According to the Ministry of Defense (MoD), the medal will be awarded to servicemen in recognition of excellent military service and their contributions to strengthening of the armed forces of the country.  

 The source at a MoD noted that on February 23, Defense Minister Sherali Khairulloyev will bestow the medal on a number of officers.  

We will recall that Tajik military are making preparations for a military parade that will be held on February 23.  Officers and soldiers of the Dushanbe Garrison were currently rehearsing in the territories of their sub-units.  Is not clear yet how many servicemen will march in February 23 parade this year.  Tajik Defense Minister Colonel-General Sherali Khairulloyev and Commander of the Dushanbe Garrison Major-General Latif Fayziyev, will command the parade.