Titled "Muhammad Rasullullah” (Muhammad, the messenger of God), the expansive military drills began on Thursday with the participation of units from the Army’s Ground and Air forces, as well as the Navy and Air Defense.
The Army’s exercises will continue for one week (until December 31) in a vast area of 2.2 million square kilometers, which stretches from the northern Indian Ocean (10 degrees latitude) to the Strait of Hormuz in the Persian Gulf and Iran’s Sistan and Baluchestan and Hormozgan provinces in the south.
On the first two days of the war game, the forces will focus on displaying the capabilities and agility of the Ground Force units in deployment, preparation and construction of defensive positions.
Iran’s Armed Forces have held numerous military drills over the past few years.
The Islamic Republic of Iran has repeatedly asserted to other nations, especially its neighbors, that its military power will pose no threat to other countries, assuring them that its defense doctrine is merely focused on deterrence.