Iran, Pakistan set to hold joint naval drill today

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Naval forces from Iran and Pakistan are going to stage joint military exercises later today, in the waters east of the Strait of Hormuz.

Iranian Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari told Tasnim on Tuesday morning that the drill will be held in cooperation with a Pakistani flotilla of warships that has been staying in Iran’s southern port city of Bandar Abbas for the past four days.

The Pakistani forces will leave Iran later today after the drill.

The commander noted that such joint exercises will strengthen military relations between the two countries and let them know about each other’s naval capabilities.

He said Iran usually holds joint naval drills with every foreign fleet that visits the country.

The 2 warships of the Pakistani Navy docked at Iran’s Bandar Abbas on Saturday.

Pakistan’s embassy in Tehran had already described the visit as a sign of close and brotherly ties between the two Muslim nations with the message of regional peace and solidarity.

By Tasnim News Agency