Navy chief in India for IONS meeting

November 10, 2018

TEHRAN – Chief of the Iranian Navy Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi on Saturday left Tehran for India to attend an event marking the 10th anniversary of establishment of the Indian Ocean Naval Symposium (IONS).

According to Tasnim, Khanzadi is scheduled to participate in a 3-day special meeting of the IONS in the Indian city of Kochi, which is attended by representatives from 32 countries.

Speaking to reporters before leaving Tehran, Khanzadi said the purpose of the IONS is to ensure collective security in the region.

He also said Tehran has devised various plans about enhancing security in the Indian Ocean during its presidency.

MH/PA

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