Iran and Russia send Navy to Indian Ocean for joint drills amid US war fears | World | NewsFebruary 17, 2021
It marks the second joint Russian-Iranian naval exercise since December 2019, where they and China held maritime drills in the Indian Ocean and Gulf of Oman.
The Indian Navy also requested and joined the exercise with a select group of vessels, according to the military official.
Adm. Tahani added the joint drills are intended to send a message of “peace and friendship for neighbouring and regional countries”.
He then said: “The exercise we’re conducting with Russia is so flexible that not only one other country, but several others could join in later if they wish to do so.”