Hanoi's defensive area exercise held from September 27 to 30 featured two contents.

In the civil defensive area exercise event, participating agencies and units focused on dealing with simulated scenarios.

Senior Lieutenant General Nguyen Phuong Nam, Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Vietnam People's Army, hands over merit certificates of the Ministry of National Defense to units for their contributions to the exercise.

In the content of defensive operations in the urban area, there were four stages, namely the shifting of the armed forces to a higher combat readiness position and localities to a defense posture, preparation for defensive operations, implementation of defensive operations, and live-fire combat operations.

On the occasion, the Ministry of National Defense presented certificates of merit to 20 groups, while the Hanoi municipal Party Committee honored ten groups and ten individuals for their contributions to the exercise.

The municipal People’s Committee and the Hanoi Capital Command also commended dozens of outstanding groups and individuals for their achievements in carrying out the exercise.  

Translated by Tran Hoai