Cmdr. of Iran’s Navy:

Iran, India to stage joint naval drill on Fri.

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TEHRAN, May 25 (MNA) – Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari said the Navy will be hosting the Indian flotilla for three days and stage a joint naval exercise in the east of Strait of Hormuz on Friday.

Commander of Iran’s Army Navy, Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari, added that two Indian frigates alongside a helicopter will take part in a one-day exercise with Iran’s Navy warships.

“The drill is an indication of the Islamic Republic’s position in the seas,” Sayyari said. “We are holding an exercise with a country that used to have little faith in our capabilities, but today, they are fully aware of Iran’s sea power and have decided to join us in the drill.”

To Mehr News Agency question about the unveiling of new achievements by the Navy in 2016, he said “we will try to have several new additions to the Navy, such as Sahand destroyer, Fateh submarine and Moj-IV destroyer that is yet to be named.”

He went on to add that the Navy is also looking for expanding its presence in open waters all the way to the Atlantic Ocean.

In regard to purchase of equipment from Russia, he said “in the Navy, if there is any need for a particular part in order to build something, we will not hesitate to take the necessary measures for acquiring it.”

 

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