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Pakistan ships reach Bandar Abbas for naval manoeuvre

BANDAR ABBAS: Pakistan Navy ships have arrived at the southern Iranian port of Bandar Abbas for a joint naval exercise, ARY News reported on Monday.

Iranian media quoted Rear Admiral Shahram Irani as saying the fleet would have presence in the manoeuvre beginning on Tuesday east of the Strait of Hormuz, through which one fifth of the world’s oil supply passes.

Pakistani vessels which reached Iranian waters include a warship, a submarine and a logistics vessel. The fleet will leave after four days.

“The most important activity of the Pakistani fleet during its stay in Bandar Abbas is to launch joint manoeuvres with units of Iran’s navy in eastern waters of the Hormuz Strait,” Admiral Irani said.

The joint exercises were aimed at promoting military cooperation between Pakistan and Iran, the news agency added.



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