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Iran plans Indian Ocean naval base

The Islamic Revolution Guard Corps Navy (IRGCN) says it is planning to establish a permanent base on the Indian Ocean coast. Until now, the IRGCN’s remit has been focused on the Gulf, while the Islamic Republic of Iran Navy (Nedaja) takes the lead on the Caspian Sea and Gulf of Oman coasts. However, IRGCN commander Admiral Alireza Tangsiri was quoted in Iranian media on 22 June saying it would set up its new base during the current Iranian year, which ends in March 2021.

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