TEHRAN - The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Navy has held a parade in the Persian Gulf to display its military might and preparedness.
Various units of the IRGC Navy attended the parade, which was held in the Persian Gulf waters on Sunday.
Speaking to reporters during the parade, Commander of the IRGC Navy's Fourth Zone Admiral Mansour Ravankar stressed the importance of boosting the naval forces’ deterrent and military power to improve security in the Persian Gulf.
He added that the parade was aimed at displaying the preparedness of various units of the IRGC Navy in defending the country’s marine borders in the Persian Gulf.
The senior IRGC commander also noted that more than 110 rocket-launching speedboats, long-, mid- and short-range missile launchers, mining vessels as well as reconnaissance, defensive and logistic vessels took part in the parade to show off their readiness to counter any possible aggression against the country.
In recent years, Iran’s naval forces have increased their presence in international waters to protect naval routes and provide security for merchant vessels and tankers. They have also conducted major drills to enhance their defense capabilities.
Iran has repeatedly warned that any act of transgression into the country's territorial waters would be met with an immediate and befitting response.