The Iranian Army sends a clear message while joining Russian in the joint naval drill, Mehr News Agency reports. Admiral Sayyari said that the joint exercise is aimed at establishing security in the North Indian Ocean.
Russian Ambassador to Iran Levan Dzhagaryan announced last week that Russian, Iranian, and Chinese naval drills will be held in the Indian Ocean in mid-February.
For Iran, there are still many threats of extra-regional countries, Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari Iran’s said. He added that the Middle Eastern country has been facing many threats since the first days of the victory of the Islamic Revolution, and now, the enemies have put forward various plans in this regard, all of which have failed.
The joint drill with Russia demonstrates the power and might of the Middle Eastern country. Iran’s Navy is at the level of the world naval powers in terms of equipment, manpower, technique and tactics, command and control, communication and access to new equipment
“When the powerful Russian navy conducts exercises with the navies of the Islamic Republic Army and the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, it sends a clear message,” said Sayyari on Sunday.
In his address, Sayyari said that the Iranian Armed Forces has achieved authority and dignity and will definitely respond to the threats of enemies.
The military drill is planned to work out interaction during search and rescue operations and measures to ensure the safety of navigation, Dzhagaryan confirmed.
The latest naval drills were held at the end of December 2019.