IRGC and Iran’s Navy to Stage Joint Naval Drills

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran’s Navy and the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) plan to hold joint naval exercise in the coming months, a senior

Iran’s Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari told the Tasnim News Agency that the wargames will be held in the second half of the current Iranian year, which ends on March 20, 2015.

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IRGC and Iran’s Navy to Stage Joint Naval Drills

The commander, however, did not specify an exact date for the naval exercise.

“During the upcoming wargames, we will try to test the newest achievements and bring them to the operational phase,” he added.

Back in April, the Iranian Navy held joint naval exercises with a Pakistani fleet of warships in waters off the eastern coast of the Strait of Hormuz in the Persian Gulf. Two units from the country’s naval forces had taken part in the drills.

In December 2012, the Iranian navy launched a specialized naval drills, dubbed Velayat 91, to display the country’s capabilities in a vast area covering the Strait of Hormuz, the Sea of Oman, northern Indian Ocean, the Gulf of Aden and Bab-el-Mandeb Strait.

Iran has repeatedly clarified that its military might is merely based on the nation’s defense doctrine of deterrence and poses no threat to other countries

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