Pakistan, Iran begin joint naval drill

Pakistan, Iran begin joint naval drill

TEHRAN: A joint naval drill between Pakistan and Iran began on Tuesday morning in the strategic Strait of Hormuz in the Persian Gulf, aiming at promoting military interaction between the two countries.

The Pakistani vessels which are taking part in the joint naval drills with the naval forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran in the eastern waters of the Strait of Hormuz include a warship, a submarine and logistics vessels.

The Iranian Navy’s second-in-command for operations Rear-Admiral Shahram Irani said on Saturday the Pakistani fleet is conveying a message of peace and friendship and will help boost military cooperation between Tehran and Islamabad.

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