Iran announces 3-day navy drill

February 23,2019

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TEHRAN: Iran is to launch a three-day annual navy drill from Friday in a vast area of the Gulf and the Indian Ocean including a sensitive global shipping route, state TV reported on Thursday. "The drill will be held in the waters of Strait of Hormuz, Makran coast, Oman Sea and the north of the Indian Ocean, covering 2 million square kilometres and going on for three days," said Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi, Iran´s navy commander. The exercise aims to evaluate the navy´s equipment, practice launching weapons and "enable the troops to gain readiness for a real battle," he added.


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