November 11, 2008AfricaForeign AffairsIndiaIndian oceanmaritime securitynavalnavypiracySecuritySomalia

Naval intervention foils pirate attack on an Indian ship

The Indian Navy has been quick off the mark off Somalia

This is an archived blog post from The Acorn.

The MV Jag Arnav, a bulk carrier owned by India’s Great Eastern Shipping Company, was in the Gulf of Aden when it came under attack by Somali pirates. The Indian Navy’s patrol ship picked up the alarm signal at 10.30am today, and dispatched an armed helicopter and a contingent of marine commandos, who prevented the pirates from boarding and hijacking the Jag Arnav.


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