Russia delayed delivery of a trouble-plagued aircraft carrier for at least a year on Friday, a blow to India's efforts to quickly build up naval strength as increasingly assertive Asian rival China expands its maritime reach.
The US Navy said yesterday it has deployed a second aircraft carrier, the nuclear-powered USS Enterprise, to the Gulf region amid rising tensions with Iran over its nuclear programme.
Its deployment along with the Abraham Lincoln carrier s
Just days after Iran warned them not to return to the Gulf, US naval forces in the nearby Arabian Sea rescued 13 Iranian fishermen who were held hostage by pirates for more than a month, the Navy said on Friday.
Forces with the USS John C.
Iran's navy chief said on Tuesday there was no need for the presence of foreign forces to maintain security in the Gulf.
'We can maintain the security in the Gulf and there is no need for the presence of foreign forces ... Iran act