Feb 25, 2015, 10:26 AM
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IRGC starts huge wargames in Strait of Hormuz

Bandar Abbas, Feb 25, IRNA - Naval units of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) began the 9th massive military exercise, codenamed 'Payambar-e Azam 9' (The Great Prophet 9) in the Strait of Hormuz, southern Iran, Wednesday morning.

The drill is launched in Larak Island with mine operations of IRGC speeboats and also firing four coast-to-sea missiles in the strategic Persian Gulf region and the Strait of Hormuz.

Some 20 coast-to-sea ballistic missiles are to be fired in the first day of the military excersice during which various units of IRGC navy are to display their latest and advanced equipment to defend national interests along water borders of the country.

The wargames are being held in the presence of a number of high ranking IRGC and Army commanders.

Over the past few years, Iran has held several military drills to enhance the defense capabilities of its armed forces and to test modern military tactics and equipment.

Iran has repeatedly said that its defense doctrine is based on deterrence and poses no threat against other countries.