Somalian Pirates Picked Up By Indian Navy, Handed Over To Mumbai Police

Shubham Dubey
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Somali Pirates Captured By Indian Navy

Indian Navy carried out a major operation near Somalia’s coast. Under this operation, 35 pirates were captured by the Indian Navy, and they were taken to Mumbai by INS Kolkata. After this, the pirates were handed over to Mumbai Police.

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Action Taken Under Operation Sankalp

The Indian Navy conducted an operation at sea for about 40 hours and reached Mumbai on March 23 with 35 pirates from INS Kolkata. Let us tell you that this action has been named ‘Operation Sankalp’. Under this, Indian Navy ships have been deployed in the Arabian Sea and Gulf of Aden. This has been done to protect the sailors and cargo ships passing here.

Indian Navy’s Big Statement

The Indian Navy said that INS Kolkata reached Mumbai on March 23 with 35 captured pirates. The pirates have been handed over to the local police for further legal proceedings. Further action is being taken as per the Anti-Piracy Act 2022.

Indian Navy Has Launched A Campaign Against Pirates

The Indian Navy has launched a campaign against pirates in the Indian Ocean. India stood not only for itself but also to help the friendly countries. This also includes Bulgaria. Just a few days ago, the Indian Navy rescued 7 citizens of Bulgaria from the hijacked ship MV Rouen. This ship was captured by pirates but was recovered by Indian Navy personnel. Bulgarian President Rumen Radev also expressed his gratitude to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Pirates hijacked the MV Rouen in December last year. The Navy had said that illegal weapons, ammunition and many banned items were also seized. The Indian Navy official said INS Kolkata had taken strong action by maintaining its position close to the pirate ship. The pirates then surrendered and released MV Ruen and its crew.

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