Moscow, 26 January 2022 (TDI): The Russian, Chinese, and Iranian navies have started naval maneuvers in the Indian Ocean. To clarify, the purpose of these drills is to strengthen the security of international sea lanes. Furthermore, these naval maneuvers started on January 21, 2022.


These drills manage various tasks including firing against the targets. It also focuses on rescuing a captured vessel and ship held by fire. Subsequently, these maneuvers help navies to exchange experiences.

In other words, navies collaborate to secure the sea lanes from every kind of challenge. Generally, these challenges cannot be handled unilaterally. For example, the issue of piracy and maritime terrorism requires joint efforts. In this regard, the foremost priority of every naval fleet is to collaborate and participate in joint maneuvers.

As a result, one of the naval exercises included the transfer of sailors from the Russian Destroyer, Admiral Tributs to the Chinese ship, Urumqi Destroyer. Alongside, this required a helicopter. For this purpose, the naval aviation of the Pacific Fleet provided the Ka-27PS deck helicopter.

As far as Russia’s Pacific Fleet is concerned, it comprised of the Guards Order of Nakhimov missile cruiser Varyag, the sea tanker Boris Butoma, and the anti-submarine warfare ship Admiral Tributs. This was reported on January 18, 2022.

Along these lines, the Naval Forces of the People’s Republic of China included Taihu Integrated Supply Ship and Urumqi Missile Destroyer. Thereafter, these drills took place in the Indian Ocean.

According to Rear Admiral Mostafa Tajoldini, these drills are designed to bring a common future. His statement is as follows;

“The purpose of this drill is to strengthen security and its foundations in the region, and to expand multilateral cooperation between the three countries to jointly support world peace, maritime security and create a maritime community with a common future.”

Earlier, a naval task force of the Pacific Fleet departed from Vladivostok in December 2021. In the same vein, the journey included both the PASSEX and CHIRU-2022. However, PASSEX is a naval exercise including the navies of Russia and India. Likewise, CHIRU-22 includes the navies of Russia, Iran, and China.