Iranian, Pakistani navies hold joint exercise -Xinhua

Iranian, Pakistani navies hold joint exercise

Source: Xinhua

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2024-01-17 05:59:30

TEHRAN, Jan. 16 (Xinhua) -- The Iranian and Pakistani navies have staged a one-day joint military exercise in the Gulf and Strait of Hormoz, according to a statement published on the Iranian army's public relations website on Tuesday.

The statement said the drill involved the two countries' cruisers capable of launching missiles, as well as military vessels and a helicopter of the Iranian Navy, and was held at the end of a three-day call, which started on Saturday, by a Pakistani flotilla at the southern Iranian port city of Bandar Abbas.

During the exercise, the two countries' forces executed tactical naval maneuvers, carried out operations to check communication and telecommunication circuits and practiced methods to send and receive messages in emergencies at sea as well as flag semaphore, it added.

The visit by the Pakistani flotilla was aimed at improving the level of bilateral educational interactions and military exchanges as well as holding meetings between the two countries' naval commanders, the statement said.