"The security in the Indian Ocean is affected by changes, and the quality of our presence in the future is at the mercy of having awareness of the changes and controlling them. The guarantee for collective maritime security in the Indian Ocean is also dependent on the observation of procedures and directing them, knowing the scenarios and drawing proper visions. All of these require today’s collective efforts and directing determination and resources to reach the joint interests."
Rear Admiral Dr. Hossein Khanzadi
Commander of the I.R. Iran Navy