Iran naval flotilla docks in Sri Lanka

Three day visit to port. 

Iran naval flotilla docks in Sri Lanka

Tehran: The Iranian Navy’s 33rd naval fleet has docked at the port of Colombo in Sri Lanka as Iran seeks to expand its naval presence in international waters.

The Iranian flotilla, consisting of the Bandar Abbas auxiliary ship and Naqdi destroyer, arrived at the port, the largest in Sri Lanka as well as in south Asia, Monday morning after travelling approximately 5,000 km, Press TV reported.

The flotilla, which had been dispatched earlier this month on a mission to protect shipping lines in the area, is scheduled to stay in the port for three days.

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