Strait of Hormuz: GK, Current Affairs, Questions, Trivia and News

Operation Sentinel

The United States has announced that the US Central Command (CENTCOM) is developing a multinational maritime, codenamed Operation Sentinel to increase surveillance and security in key waterways in the Middle East. Securing the Navigation The Middle East especially Arabian Gulf Region has become a bone of contention due to the US-Iran tensions. The US is ..

Operation Sankalp launched by Indian Navy in Persian Gulf for Indian vessels’ security

Indian Navy has recently launched Operation Sankalp in the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman to reassure Indian flagged vessels transiting through the area. The development has come in the wake of the suspected attacks on two merchant ships in the Persian Gulf and Gulf of Oman region. Both the attacks took place at ..

Operation Sankalp

Operation Sankalp has been launched by the Indian Navy in the Gulf of Oman. The operation is aimed to re-assure Indian Flagged Vessels operating/ transiting through the Persian Gulf and Gulf of Oman following the maritime security incidents in the region. Indian Navy has deployed INS Chennai and INS Sunayna in the Gulf of Oman ..

Strait of Homruz: The Artery of Oil

Recently two tankers were targeted in suspected attacks near the strategic Strait of Hormuz which is a vital waterway for global oil shipments. Strait of Hormuz The Strait of Hormuz is a strait between the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman. It provides for the only sea passage from the Persian Gulf to the ..

Iran considering to leave NPT: Zarif

Iranian Foreign Minister has stated that it can also consider quitting the nuclear treaty which was signed to stop the spread of nuclear weapons as the US administration has tightened the sanctions on Iran. Tensions between the US and Iran have further risen ever since the Trump administration has pulled out from the Iranian Nuclear ..

US: No waiver for China on stopping purchase of Iranian Oil

The Trump administration has stated that there will be no short-term waiver or any wind-down period over China’s oil purchases from the Republic of Iran in the wake of the recent announcement made by Washington that the customers of Iran should halt their purchases by May 1 or have to face US sanctions. The administration ..

Iran declares US Army as “Terrorist” Organisation

Iran declares US Army as “Terrorist” Organisation thus marking a major retaliatory step within weeks of US declaring elite Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps as a terrorist outfit. The approval of the Bill in the Iranian Parliament has come one day after the Trump administration has further intensified pressure on Iran by announcing that no ..

United States clinchs a strategic port deal with Oman

The United States has recently clinched a strategic port deal with Oman that allow American ships and warplanes to take advantage of two Arabian Sea ports of Duqm and Salalah located near strategic Strait of Hormuz. The framework agreement is aimed at bolstering Omani-American military relations. With this pact, the US military will have better ..