TEHRAN, Iran, Feb 8 (NNN-IRNA) – Iran will stage large-scale naval drills in the Gulf of Oman and the Indian Ocean, in the near future, deputy commander of the Iranian navy announced.
Iran’s Air Force, marine brigades and naval commando units are also planning to join the manoeuvres, Touraj Hassani Moqaddam was quoted as saying.
The drills will be held in an expanse of the northern coasts of the Gulf of Oman, in the southeast of Iran, down to the Indian Ocean, said Moqaddam.
The drills aim to display Iran’s capacity to establish security in the region and show its powerful presence in the high seas, he added.
Iran’s state-of-the-art hardware, such as naval vessels, submarines, surface-to-sea missiles, drones and electronic warfare equipment, will participate in the naval exercise, the deputy commander said.– NNN-IRNA