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Naval Drill In The Gulf Of Oman

Naval Drill In The Gulf Of Oman:

China, Iran, and Russia recently began a joint naval drill in the Gulf of Oman.

  • The Gulf of Oman, also known as the Gulf of Makran, is the western extension of the Arabian Sea and lies in the Middle East.
  • It forms the only entrance to the Persian Gulf from the Indian Ocean.
  • The Gulf connects the Arabian Sea with the Strait of Hormuz, which then empties into the Persian Gulf.
  • Bordering Countries: It is bordered by Pakistan and Iran in the north; by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in the west and by Oman in the south. Muscat, the capital of Oman, is located on the coast of the gulf.
  • It is at its widest point between Cape al-Hadd in Oman and the Gwadar Bay on the Iran-Pakistan border. The gulf is relatively shallow because of its origin as a fissure in the mountain spine now divided between Iran and Oman.
  • Some of the significant islands that are located in the Gulf of Oman include Sheytan Island, Al Fahal Island, Dimaniy at Islands, and the Sawadi Islands.
  • The major international shipping ports that are situated in the Gulf of Oman include Port Sultan Qaboos Muttrah in Muscat, Oman; Chabahar Port in Iran; the Port of Fujairah and Khor Fakkan Container Terminal in the UAE.
  • Roughly one-third of the world’s oil is exported via the Strait of Hormuz and the Gulf of Oman.