Iran, Russia, and China will hold joint naval exercises in the north of the Indian Ocean on Friday, involving forces from the marine and airborne units of the Iranian Navy, the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Navy, and flotillas from China and Russia.
Iranian commander, Rear Admiral Mostafa Tajeddin said that the upcoming exercise would be the third joint drill between the three countries aimed at boosting the capacity of the marine forces.
The exercise titled “Together for Peace and Security” will cover an area of 17,000 square kilometers, Tajeddin stated, adding that the participants in the drill will practice various tactics and operations.
“The purpose of holding the war game is to strengthen security and its fundamentals in the region,” Tajeddin said.
According to Tajeddin, the upcoming drill amplifies the three countries’ goodwill and capability to jointly support world peace and maritime security.
Tajeddin added that thejoint forces will practice various tactics including rescuing ablaze vessels, saving hijacked vessels, shooting at targets, nocturnal shooting at aerial targets, and other maneuvers.
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