Iran, Pakistan Carrying Out Joint Navy Drills in Arabian Sea

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Iranian naval fleet docked at the Karachi port  on a three-day visit to hold discussions on the regional political situation and matters of mutual interest, said a statement issued by Pakistan Navy. Four Iranian Naval Ships — Lavan, Konarak, Falakhen and Khanjar — were received by the senior officials of Pakistan Navy and Iranian diplomats at the docks, the statement added. “During the visit, the naval forces of both the countries will undertake joint drills in the Pakistani waters for three days.” Iranian naval vessels are on visit to Pakistan for the joint drills ahead of ‘Aman-17’ exercise, which the Pakistan Navy will host early next year. Operational training activities and sports activities are also planned, said the statement by Pakistan Navy. The visit of Iranian fleet is expected to promote peace and security in the region and enhance maritime collaboration between the two brotherly Islamic countries, read the statement. The naval forces of Russia, China, Turkey and Iran are expected to participate in the annual international naval exercise ‘Aman-17’ next year. The objective of the exercise is to exchange naval experiences and improve regional security. The visit of Iranian fleet is expected to enhance maritime collaboration between the two brotherly Islamic countries. —Photo courtesy Pak Navy

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