The Indian Navy has foiled two major hijacking attempts by pirates in the Arabian Sea within just 24 hours on January 28 and 29. According to defense officials, Indian naval warship INS Sumitra on Sunday rescued the ship Al Naimi from the clutches of Somalian pirates in another operation after rescuing the Iranian ship FV Iman. It is reported that Indian Marine Commandos also took part in this operation.
Indian Navy’s dominance is visible in the Arabian Sea. Indian warship INS Sumitra on Monday gave a befitting reply to Somali pirates in the Gulf of Aden and rescued an Iranian ship including 19 Pakistani citizens. These robbers had kidnapped the fishing vessel. An emergency call came from the ship on Sunday. After which the warship launched an anti-piracy operation and achieved great success.
Indian Navy said that our warship has foiled the hijacking attempt. A ship including 19 Pakistani citizens has been rescued off the coast of Kochi. On January 28, information was received about the kidnapping of an Iranian-flagged fishing vessel. After which the Indian warship INS Sumitra took the lead and rescued the ship carrying 19 Pakistani nationals, which was hijacked by armed Somali pirates off the eastern coast of Somalia.
The Indian Navy has foiled two major hijacking attempts in the Arabian Sea within 24 hours. Pirates also tried to kidnap the ship on 28-29 January. Recently the Indian Navy has sent three warships to the Gulf of Adal.
According to the information, this incident happened in the Arabian Sea, 800 miles away from the coast of Kochi, Kerala. The pirates took the Iranian-flagged ship and its crew members hostage here. After this, the Indian Navy sent its warship INS Sumitra and evacuated everyone safely. Officials said India has strict vigilance everywhere in the Indian Ocean region to ensure the safety of ships.
The Indian Navy issued a statement saying that on 29 January it conducted an operation to rescue al-Naimi. All 19 crew members aboard are Pakistani citizens. After surrounding the ship, Marine Commandos conducted an operation and confirmed the escape of the robbers from the ship. Also know about the well being of the crew members.