TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – The Iranian Navy began a three-day massive drill on Friday, code-named Velayat-97 in an area of 2 million square kilometers from the Strait of Hormuz to the northern parts of the Indian Ocean.

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A new domestically made submarine dubbed “Fateh (Conqueror)” and the Sahand destroyer, which recently joined the Iranian Navy's fleet, are also participating in the war game.

The Iranian Navy Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi had said earlier that the drill is planned be held in four separate phases, including naval parades, simulation of a real naval war, maritime and land offense to practice recapturing the territories occupied by the enemy, and the display of the Navy’s power by launching various types of missiles and torpedoes.

Iran’s Armed Forces hold routine military exercises throughout the year.