Iran, Russia, China Holding Joint Naval Drill


Military forces from Iran, Russia and China are staging a joint naval war game in the northern parts of the Indian Ocean on Wednesday. 

The drill, dubbed ‘naval security belt combined war game 2023’, will kick off today with the participation of military units from Iran, China and Russia.

Held in the northern parts of the Indian Ocean, the drill involves forces from the marine and airborne units of the Iranian Navy, the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Navy, and flotillas from China and Russia.

The three countries have held several joint war games in the past recent years with the purpose of improving security of international maritime trade, countering piracy and maritime terrorism, exchange of information in naval rescue and relief operations, and exchange of operational and tactical experiences.

Tasnim News Agency

Tasnim News Agency, which claims to be a private news agency in Iran but is reported be close to the IRGC, was launched in 2012. Its purpose is to cover a variety of political, social, economic and international subjects along with other fields.

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