Sunday, December 15, 2013

Iranian Navy in Mumbai

Notice the timing and location of this visit by Iran's Navy. Mumbai has a large population of Iranian expatriates as well as Zoroastrians, and the british considered exiling Reza Shah there, so one must always remember that the Hindi, like Italians, copy Iran.
 Sun Dec 08, 2013 4:29 Commander: Iranian Warships to Leave Mumbai Port Tomorrow TEHRAN (FNA)- The Iranian Navy’s 28th Flotilla of warships will leave India’s Mumbai port for Southeast Asia on Monday, a senior commander announced. “The 28th Flotilla comprising Alborz destroyer, Bandar Abbas helicopter-carrier warship, which is carrying the 212 combat choppers, and the Tareq-class submarine, Younes, will continue its mission towards another important port in Southeast Asia after leaving the Mumbai port,” Deputy Commander of the Iranian Navy for Operations Rear Admiral Siavash Jarreh announced on Sunday. The 28th Fleet of the Iranian Navy berthed in Mumbai on Thursday. On the same day, Jarreh underlined that the Navy’s 28th Flotilla will be present in Mumbai port for three days, and said, “During this period various programs, including visit of the commanders of the Indian navy to the Iranian flotilla, meetings between both sides and holding different sports competitions between Iranian and Indian navies’ personnel has been predicted.” He underlined that the purpose for dispatching the 28th flotilla is both maintaining the security of shipping lines and conveying the message of peace and friendship to the regional countries, and said, “This is the first presence of Iran’s semi-heavy Younus submarine in the eastern waters of the Indian Ocean and port of Mumbai in India.” During its stay in Mumbai port, the flotilla was visited by Commander of India’s West Navy Admiral Shekar Sinha. After the visit, he underlined the need for the deepening of defense cooperation with the Iranian Navy, specially in the Persian Gulf and the Indian Ocean. “The Indian Navy has full readiness to expand relations between the two countries’ navies and exchange of a flotilla to Bandar Abbas port,” Admiral Sinha said in a meeting with Commander of the 28th Flotilla Captain Babak Balouch in Mumbai port on Thursday. He reiterated that the two countries’ navies have a lot of potential for joint cooperation, and said, “We welcome expansion of such collaboration. During its sailing towards India, the 28th flotilla also rescued a Liberian ship heading towards Fujairah port in the UAE by repelling the pirates’ attacks against it. ©2013 Fars News Agency. All rights reserved

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