On April 19, 2021, trilateral naval exercises began in the Arabian Sea between the navies of Russia, China, and Iran. The joint drills, named the “Marine Security Belt 2021”, are the first ever trilateral exercises conducted between the three countries. The exercises will focus on strengthening cooperation between the navies of the three countries. The drills will involve a range of activities such as search and rescue operations, anti-piracy maneuvers, and navigation security operations. The exercises are expected to increase cooperation between the three countries and promote regional security.