Iran to establish navy base near Pak's Gwadar Port being handed over to Chinese firm

Islamabad, Feb 18 (ANI): Iran has planned to establish a new base near Pakistan's border in the Sea of Oman.

According to Iran's state-run media, the location is Pasabandar, near Iran's border with Pakistan.

The move came as Pakistan prepared to sign an agreement with a Chinese firm to hand over the control of Gwadar Port, the News reports.

Iran's state run media quoted Iranian Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari as saying that the naval base which is under-construction is located in the country's far east coasts in the Gwatr Gulf along the borders with Pakistan.

According to the report, he said that the Navy has intensified its efforts to develop the Makran coasts, which stretches from Iran's port city of Bandar Abbas to Makran, also called Pasabandar. (ANI)

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