Iran conducted military exercise in Strait of Hormuz
Iran conducted a military exercise in Strait of Hormuz: Apart from armies, drones were also involved, 25% of the world's oil passes through here
Iran conducted a major military exercise in the Strait of Hormuz on Friday. Iran's Army, Navy and Airforce participated in it. The Strait of Hormuz is a major sea waterway. This route transports 25% of the world's oil and 33% of natural gas. Military exercises were conducted to thwart any attack that might take place here.
Admiral Habibullah Sayari told the IRNA news agency that the exercise was codenamed Jolfghar-1401. Submarines and drones were also included in this. Its focus was to practice gathering information about enemy forces. Sayari said that foreign forces should leave this area. So that the countries of the region can establish peace and balance among themselves.
The 39 km long Strait of Hormuz is also known as the Strait of Hormuz. It lies between the Persian Gulf (Persian Gulf) and the Gulf of Oman (Gulf of Oman). This is the only way to reach Gulf countries (Iraq, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar and UAE) by sea.
According to the Strauss Center for International Security and Law, there are 8 large islands in this strait. Iran controls 7 of these. Saudi Arabia and the UAE are planning to build more oil pipelines to reduce dependence on the Strait of Hormuz.
Iran continues to conduct military exercises here to prevent the deployment of the US and other Western forces in the region. In the past too, there have been situations of tension between the western forces and Iran. Many oil tankers have also been attacked.