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Iran Navy to stage military drill in Indian Ocean

ISNA - Iranian Students' News Agency

Mon / 10 December 2018 / 13:23

Iranian naval forces plan to stage a large-scale drill in the Indian Ocean to boost and put on display the country's military prowess, a senior commander says.

The maneuver will be held this winter within the perimeters of Iran's southern territorial waters and high seas, deputy Navy Commander for Coordination Rear Admiral Hamzeh Ali Kaviani said.

He added that the Navy's state-of-the-art equipment, including two Ghadir-class submarines that recently joined Iran's naval fleet, would take part in the drill.

The two Ghadir-class submarines, capable of launching subsurface-to-surface missiles, torpedoes and mines, joined Iran's naval fleet on November 29.

The Ghadir-class submarines are designed to cruise within the shallow waters of the Persian Gulf to ensure peace and security of Iran's maritime borders.

Kaviani further said that various destroyers, including Sahand, would also take part in the Navy's military exercise, PressTV reported.

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