STRAIT OF HORMUZ
Iran's army begins annual three-day naval exercise near the strategic Strait of Hormuz
The report said units from the navy, air force and ground forces participated in the maneuver in the Gulf of Oman. It said Iranian submarines and drones would be used during the exercise.
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Two other factors have come into play — first, the growing ties between the Gulf Arab states and India, and second, China’s presence. India, Saudi Arabia and UAE enjoy close economic ties, but it is the growing security and defence relations that have brought these countries much closer.
Iran fires missile at mock aircraft carrier during military exercise amid US tensions
Iranian commandos also fast-roped down from a helicopter onto the replica in the footage from an exercise called ``Great Prophet 14.`` Other footage showed a helicopter firing a missile at the replica, complete with 16 fake fighter jets on board, while fast boats encircled the vessel, kicking up white wave in their wake.
Amid US tension, Iran builds fake aircraft carrier to attack
The faux foe, seen in satellite photographs obtained Tuesday by The Associated Press, resembles the Nimitz-class carriers that the U.S. Navy routinely sails into the Persian Gulf from the Strait of Hormuz, its narrow mouth where 20% of all the world's oil passes through.
India engages with Iran to keep Strait of Hormuz safe
Two-thirds of the oil and half the liquefied natural gas India imports come through the strait between Iran and Oman. As much as 18 million barrels of oil pass through the Strait of Hormuz every day, accounting for one-third of the global oil trade. A third of the world’s LNG trade also passes through the strait.
Indian Navy escorts crude oil carriers transiting through Strait of Hormuz
Officials explained that naval teams have boarded Indian oil carriers and are escorting them out of the region. So far, five such tankers have been escorted out.
Why Soleimani's killing has North Korea's Kim Jong Un worried
The killing of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani last week reinforces the North Korean view that the U.S. only takes such actions against states that lack a credible nuclear deterrent. More specifically, Trump’s choice of attack -- a covert drone strike against a high-level target -- feeds regime fears that any U.S. offensive against Pyongyang would start at the top.
20% of oil supply to be disrupted if Iran closes Straits of Hormuz: Mriganka Jaipuriyar, S&P Global Platts
If Iran does take the conflict to the next level, there would be attacks on tankers. The Saudi attack depends on the extent to which Iran retaliates and the steps that Iran will take. Shutting down the Strait of Hormuz is an extreme situation. But 20 million barrels per day of disruption would not be easy to replace at all.
Delhi, Riyadh to work together on securing Indian Ocean and Gulf regions
India will hold its first joint naval exercise with Saudi Arabia in December 2019-January 2020 - notwithstanding tension in and around the Persian Gulf region.
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The western Indian Ocean continues to remain at the periphery of India’s strategic calculations while remaining a blindspot for the Indian Navy despite the region marked as an area of interest in its 2015 maritime security strategy.
India faces biggest impact of tensions in Strait of Hormuz: IEA
India is concerned about tension in West Asia because the country depends on imports for 80% of the oil it consumes.
Supply disruption at Strait of Hormuz to hit India most: Fatih Birol
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Donald Trump vows '1,000 times greater' response to any attack by Iran
A US media report, quoting unnamed officials, said that an alleged Iranian plot to assassinate the US ambassador to South Africa was planned before the presidential election in November.