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Joint GCC naval force on way

A joint GCC naval force could be patrolling international waters from the Arabian Gulf to as far away as the Gulf of Aden, off the coast of Yemen, in a matter of months. It will be known as Task Force 81 and will be charged with ensuring the s

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Indian ships join naval exercises with Bahrain

Disaster management and combating maritime terrorism will be the focus of joint naval drills taking place this week between Bahrain and India. Two Indian naval ships – INS Deepak and INS Tabar – will dock in Mina Salman Port today

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Naval vigil foils drugs smuggling in Bahrain

Billions of dollars worth of narcotics were seized during the tenure of the outgoing Commander of the Fifth Fleet and US Naval Forces Central Command, it was revealed yesterday (September 3). A change of command ceremony was held last night ab

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Huge quantity of heroin seized by Bahrain naval forces

A Bahrain-based naval force has seized 981kg of highly purified heroin from drug smugglers off Africa's east coast. The drugs were heading for Tanzania when they were intercepted by naval forces during an operation that lasted

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Bahrain naval forces to join training in India

Bahraini naval forces could undergo intensive training in India next year. Representatives of the Royal Bahrain Naval Force yesterday (October 17) met officials from India's Southern Naval Command (SNC), who are on a regional

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GCC plans to launch joint naval force

The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states have planned to launch a joint naval force, a top Kuwaiti defence official said, in a bid to protect waters shared with neighbouring Iran. The new force is expected to be formed in the &ld

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Dubai Drydocks seals key Privinvest deal

Dubai's ship building unit Drydocks World said it has signed an MoU with Privinvest Holding, a leading player in the naval, commercial vessels and super yacht industry, for its specialized high-end engineering, designing and construction ser

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US warns Iran on naval 'aggression'

Iran must bear the consequences of any new confrontation between US and Iranian vessels in the Strait of Hormuz, a senior US official warned. Washington says Iranian boats aggressively approached three US Naval ships in the waterway, a maj

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