Russia, China, and Iran Hold Joint Naval Exercises
Russia and China are sending warships to the northern part of the Indian Ocean to take part in a series of naval exercises alongside Iran as tensions in the region continue to mount.
Iranian marine and airborne units and the separate Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps navy will take part in the drills, dubbed “Naval Security Belt Combined War Game 2022,” along with naval forces from Russia and China, according to Iran’s Tasnim News Agency.
The drill will cover an area of 17,000 square kilometers — about 10,500 square miles — and will be the third such joining exercise involving Iran, Russia and China, Rear Adm. Mostafa Tajeddini of the Iranian navy said..
Activities during the exercise will include tactical maneuvering, saving hijacked vessels, and day and night weapons training, Iranian officials said.
According to Russia’s Defense Ministry, Moscow is providing a missile cruiser, an anti-submarine ship and a sea tanker to the exercise.
“In addition, Russian ships will replenish food, water and fuel supplies,” ministry officials said.
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(Excerpt from The Washington Times. Photo Credit: Getty Images)
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