India deploys warships in view of US-Iran conflict
June 22, 2019
In view of the war like situation between US and Iran, India has taken precautionary action and deployed warships in the Gulf of Oman and the Persian Gulf.
The move will ensure a safe passage for the Indian vessels that move through the region. INS Chennai and INS Sunayna and maritime surveillance aircraft have been deployed by India. India is also using aerial surveillance in the region.
According to a spokesperson of navy, "Indian Navy has deployed in the Gulf of Oman to reassure Indian flagged vessels operating and transiting through Persian Gulf and Gulf of Oman, following the maritime security incidents in the region.
India is currently keeping a close eye on the movement of ships in the Gulf region.
Relations between US and Iran have been very strained over the past few months and recent incidents have aggravated the situation.
Iran has been blamed by America for intentionally attacking oil tankers near the Strait of Hormuz last week. An American surveillance drone was also shot down by Iran on Thursday. Iran claimed that the drone had violated Iran's airspace although US has denied it.
US President Donald Trump tweeted, "Iran made a very big mistake!
In fact some reports claim that Donald Trump had ordered the military to launch strikes against Iran after the drone was shot down but he took the order back at the last minute.