Indian Navy responds to pirate attack in Arabian Sea, rescues 23 Pakistani nationals

The Indian Navy deployed two ships, INS Sumedha and INS Trishul, to intercept the hijacked vessel. After a 12-hour operation, the pirates were forced to surrender.

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An extraordinary 12-hour operation in the Arabian Sea resulted in the rescue of at least 23 Pakistani people from the grasp of Somali pirates, according to the Indian Navy.

Early on March 29, the Indian Navy warship INS Sumedha spotted the stolen ship, FV Al-Kambar, being held captive by pirates. Moving quickly, the guided missile frigate INS Trishul quickly joined INS Sumedha to support the mission followed to a successful anti-piracy operation in the Arabian Sea.

Here’s what happened

According to the sources, the rescued crew were on board an Iranian fishing vessel that had been hijacked by pirates, which was located about 90 nautical miles southwest of Socotra, at the time of the incident. The Indian Navy deployed two ships, INS Sumedha and INS Trishul, to intercept the hijacked vessel. After a 12-hour operation, the pirates were forced to surrender. The rescued crew is safe and the Indian Navy is currently ensuring the seaworthiness of the fishing vessel before escorting it to safety.

Notably, the Indian Navy has recently conducted a number of intense operations against piracy attacks. In a daring operation earlier this month, the Indian Navy located the pirate ship Ruen, which was under attack, about 2600 kilometers off the Indian Coast. Using well-planned maneuvers, the Indian Navy forced the pirate ship to stop.