Iran's naval drills kick off in Caspian Sea
ISNA - Iranian Students' News Agency
Sun / 1 September 2019 / 14:03
Tehran (ISNA) – Iran's Navy has held a massive four-day drill dubbed "Sustainable Security 2019" in the Caspian Sea on Sunday with the message of peace and friendship.
The drills were started on Sunday morning in the presence of various vessels and aerial units of the Iranian Army's Navy.
The purpose of the drills is to deliver the message of peace and friendship, achieve security and preparedness of the Iranian forces, equipment and weapons at a significant level as well as boost collective security in the region.
The drills are being held in an area of 25,800 nautical square miles across Iran's territorial waters that make up 20 percent of the Caspian Sea.
The drills would include various offense and defense strategies for protecting Iranian territorial waters, ensuring security of the shipping routes, and boosting the combat capabilities of the Iranian naval forces.
The Army's Air Defense and the Air Force are tasked with protecting security over the exercise zone.
The drills are being held "independently" within the framework of an agreement among neighboring countries' naval forces.
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