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Indian navy training Iranian sailors: report
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13:29, September 05, 2007

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India's navy is training Iranian sailors as part of a military program for around 500 foreign officers, a news report said Wednesday.

The Indian navy has allotted five vacancies to Iranian officers for training at its facilities, the local newspaper Hindustan Times reported.

It quoted Defense Minister A K Antony as telling the parliament last week that 496 personnel from 25 navies, including that of Iran, were undergoing training in India.

They were being trained as part of a one-year program in gunnery, missile operations, anti-submarine warfare and navigation, the report quoted sources as saying.

Source: Xinhua



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