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    Iranian Navy has started the active phase of the major drills in the north of the Indian ocean.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — According to Tasnim news agency, during the drills, known as Velayat 95, missile tests, intelligence operations, deployment of submarines and rescue operations would be conducted, involving a range of naval equipment including submarines and helicopters manufactured in Iran.

    The area of the drills reportedly covers 2 million square kilometers (over 770,000 square miles).

    Velayat 95 drills are the last in a series of military exercises, which were announced in June 2016 by the Iranian Navy.

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