A top Iranian Army commander pointed to the “clear messages” of a planned joint naval exercise with Russia in the Indian Ocean, describing efforts to ensure security as the main purpose of the upcoming drill.
Ground Force of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) is set to launch a military exercise in the coming days on the occasion of the 42nd victory anniversary of the Islamic Revolution in Iran, said the Grand Force commander.
The Iranian Army’s Ground Force on Tuesday launched a new drill along the coast of the Sea of Oman, the latest in a series of exercises that the country has held to assess the combat readiness of its military units.
The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps’ Navy commander said a recent incident with US forces in the Persian Gulf happened as they entered a drill area despite having been warned in advance not to approach it.
Iran, Russia and China started a four-day joint maritime exercise in the Indian Ocean and the Sea of Oman with the aim of improving the security of international maritime trade and countering piracy and terrorism.