Iranian, Russian and Chinese warships take part in a joint military drill in the Indian ocean. Photo: Handout via AFP
Iranian, Russian and Chinese warships take part in a joint military drill in the Indian ocean. Photo: Handout via AFP
Defence

China, Iran, Russia carry out joint naval drills amid rising US headwinds

  • Three-day exercise in strategically key Gulf of Oman aimed to showcase capability to ‘jointly safeguard maritime security’, Beijing says
  • Drills came at a time of rising tensions with the US for all three, but economic and geopolitical concerns may have played bigger role, says expert

Iranian, Russian and Chinese warships take part in a joint military drill in the Indian ocean. Photo: Handout via AFP
Iranian, Russian and Chinese warships take part in a joint military drill in the Indian ocean. Photo: Handout via AFP
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