Kazakhstan proposes to review the entire system of military education. This was reported to Tengrinews.kz by Bakytzhan Abdirayym, president of the Center for Military Strategic Studies.
The expert names the three main problems of the Kazakh army. First of all, this is the lag of the domestic Armed Forces in the pace of technical re-equipment of new types of weapons and military equipment. In his opinion, this negatively affects the combat potential of Kazakhstan. To solve this problem, the expert advises to continue purchasing new types of weapons and military equipment, as well as to repair and upgrade existing weapons and military equipment. “In addition, a powerful breakthrough is needed in the development of the national defense industry, including in cooperation with leading manufacturers of modern weapons and military equipment,” said Abdirayim.
The interlocutor considers the second problem of the Kazakh army to be the lack of effectiveness of the management system. “In this area, as I see it, it is necessary to more actively introduce automated troop control systems and weapons, at all levels of management, from tactical to strategic, ”said the expert.
In third place, he puts the quality of military education. In his opinion, in Kazakhstan more attention should be paid to improving the system of military education and science. “For this, in my opinion, it is worth reviewing the entire system of military education, starting with the initial military training of schoolchildren and ending with military-academic education. Military education should be received not only in Kazakhstan, but also in the leading educational institutions of the world, and not only the military. All efforts should be aimed at obtaining the main result - the intellectualization of the officer cadres, ”explained Abdirayim.
In addition, the expert believes that in Kazakhstan, approaches to military science also require rethinking. In his opinion, today it is not one of the priority directions of the development of science in the republic. He proposes to take advantage of international experience and determine the priority of defense and security, and subsequently create a national scientific council in this area and ensure its funding.
Abdirayim also added that, taking into account all the recent tragic incidents in the Kazakh Armed Forces and border troops, it is necessary to pay close attention to the psychological state of recruits. Since, in his opinion, the causes of suicide among soldiers are mainly due to their low psychological state.
However, in general, the interlocutor described the situation in the Kazakh army as positive. According to him, in recent years, the situation in the army has been able to be reversed, and the number of crimes and incidents has decreased several times. “Of course, not everything is as good as we would like, but we should not forget that the army does not exist separately from society. All the processes taking place in the army are a reflection of the processes taking place in society, ”he stressed.