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The Indian Navy has rescued the Iranian-flagged fishing boat ‘Al-Kamber 786’ from Socotra Island in the Arabian Sea from Somali pirates. After about 12 hours of operation, 23 Pakistani nationals in the boat were rescued. The operation was carried out in the Arabian Sea on Friday (March 29). News NDTV.

Indian Navy rescued 23 Pakistanis from Somali pirates | The Indian Navy has rescued the Iranian-flagged fishing boat 'Al-Kamber 786' from Socotra Island in the Arabian Sea from Somali pirates. After about 12 hours of operation, 23 Pakistani nationals in the boat were rescued. The operation was carried out in the Arabian Sea on Friday (March 29). News NDTV.

The Indian Navy official said this in a message posted on social media on Friday night. In the ‘X’ post, he said, “Indian naval forces have rescued 23 Pakistani nationals from the Iranian fishing vessel Al Kambar after conducting an operation for more than 12 hours based on intelligence information. From the area of the sea where they were rescued, the distance of Yemen’s Socotra Island is 90 nautical miles.

Two warships of the Indian Navy, INS Sumedha and INS Trishul, conduct regular patrols in the Arabian Sea to prevent the activities of Somali and African pirates. This project to prevent piracy has been named ‘Operation Sankalp’.

An officer of the Indian Navy told the New Delhi correspondent of the Bangladeshi media that INS Sumedha followed the ship named Al Kambar from Friday morning after receiving intelligence information. Later INS Trishul also joined it.

Along with rescuing 23 Pakistanis from the Al Kambar ship, the Indian Navy also arrested 9 Somali pirates. All of them are said to be brought to India first.

Indian Navy rescued 23 Pakistanis from Somali pirates | The Indian Navy has rescued the Iranian-flagged fishing boat 'Al-Kamber 786' from Socotra Island in the Arabian Sea from Somali pirates. After about 12 hours of operation, 23 Pakistani nationals in the boat were rescued. The operation was carried out in the Arabian Sea on Friday (March 29). News NDTV.
Arrested Somali pirates

Due to the increasing activity of Somali pirates in the Indian Ocean and its related Arabian Sea and Red Sea for the past few years, various warships of the Indian Navy are regularly patrolling these three seas. This project to prevent piracy has been named ‘Operation Sankalp’.

Indian Navy Chief Admiral R. Hari Kumar recently said in an event that the Navy will continue ‘Operation Sankalp’ to prevent piracy in the Indian Ocean and the seas adjacent to this ocean.

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