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Russia, China begin naval drills in Arabian sea

MOSCOW, Jan 25 (KUNA) -- The Russian and Chinese navies held military exercises in the Arabian Sea, Russia's Defence Ministry said Tuesday.
In a statement, the ministry added that Russia has called the exercise CHIRU-2022, while Iran's name for the exercise was Maritime Security Belt 2022.
The Russian Pacific Fleet task group includes cruiser RFS Varyag (011), destroyer Admiral Tributs (564) and replenishment ship Boris Butoma. (end) as.mah