Iran’s naval forces on Wednesday launched a major military drill in the country’s southern waters amid rising tensions in the region in the final week of the Trump administration.
The two-day missile exercise in the Gulf of Oman, code-named Eqtedar-99 (power), was attended by top military officials, including the chief of army staff, Gen. Hossein Baqeri.
The drill kick-started with the formal handover of a forward base ship Makran and a missile-launching frigate Zereh to Iran’s Navy.
'Eqtedar 99' Naval Drill: Iranian Navy Receives 'Makran' Military Vessel pic.twitter.com/DLth9SRqt2
— Fars News Agency (@EnglishFars) January 14, 2021
The Two Day Great Eqtedar 99 naval war-games kicked off on Wednesday morning in Makran Coast of the Sea of Oman and the Northern Indian Ocean, as the Iranian Navy received its largest warship, Makran. ✌🏻🇮🇷 pic.twitter.com/biiHIWI6fM
— Suribelle (@Suribelle1) January 13, 2021