Iran, Pakistan to stage joint naval drills in Strait of Hormuz

TEHRAN, March 15 (Xinhua) — Iran’s navy warships and a visiting flotilla of warships from the Pakistan navy will hold joint exercises near the Strait of Hormuz, Tasnim news agency reported on Wednesday.
Pakistani flotilla comprising navy ships Tippu Sultan and PNS Jurrat as well as a chopper left the southern Iranian port city of Bandar Abbas for the east of the Strait of Hormuz where the drills will be held, Commander of Iran’s First Naval Zone Admiral Hossein Azad said.
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