Iran, Pakistan to hold joint naval drill

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TEHRAN, Apr. 16 (MNA) – Commander of Iran’s Army Navy has said his forces and Pakistani fleet will held a joint military drill in Strait of Hormuz.

Rear Adm. Habibollah Sayyari who was speaking to Arabic-language Al-Alam TV program ‘From Tehran’ on Saturday, said that a Pakistani naval fleet would participate in a single-day military drill in Bandar Abbas waters; “we have visits to port cities of all countries in the region by our navy fleet; we have also in agenda exchange of navy fleets in a plan dubbed ‘peace and friendship’ with southern and northern waters; the expeditions seek to consolidate security in international waters, especially Gulf of Aden and Bab al-Mandab Strait for our trade ships and oil tankers,” he told the program.

“During recent 2 or 3 months, we dispatched a navy fleet to Indian eastern ports and Gulf of Bengal to participate in ceremonies to commemorate Indian Independence Day, and to communicate the message of our respect to the country’s independence and glory,” he added. “Our 40th navy fleet currently navigates in Gulf of Aden and Bab al-Mandab Strait and watches the waters closely to ward off any piracy attack,” Sayyari told the program.





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