Iran, India to stage maritime maneuver in Indian Ocean

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TEHRAN, Feb. 25 (MNA) – Iranian Navy Commander Habibollah Sayyari told the reporters that Iran’s navy would have joint short term maneuvers with Indian navy before expanding tactical cooperation.

The 38th flotilla of the Iranian Navy is currently in Tanzanian waters and intends to dock at the Tanzanian port city of Dar es Salaam in the next couple of days, Iranian Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari told the reporters on the sidelines of his meeting with an Indian Navy delegation on Thursday in Tehran.

Touching upon the importance of the Indian Ocean for Iran and the whole world, the Rear Admiral announced that Iran would not allow insecurity in the waters.

We can boost our combat capability to that stage that no threat would be out of our control, noted the Iranian commander.

About the talks he had with the Indian delegation, Sayyari told the press that there would be a great deal of cooperation between Iranian and Indian Navies, and keeping the security in the northern waters of the Indian Ocean is one of them.

An Indian flotilla will berth in Iran’s port city of Bandar Abbas in late April or early May, the Iranian commander said talking about the plans to let flotillas of both countries be in touch.

He affirmed that before establishing long-lasting tactical cooperation, maneuvers and rescue operations, some short drills will be held jointly.

 

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