Indian navy ship INS Sumitra rescue two vessels off Somalia coast in two days

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Published by Adnan Nasir on 31 Jan 2024

Indian naval forces have rescued two hijacked vessels off Somalia’s coast as fears grow over a possible resurgence in piracy in the area.

The rescues made by INS Sumitra were made within 36 hours of one another. A few days earlier, Seychelles defense forces reported freeing a group of fisherman from pirates.

The waters off the Somali coast were previously a hotbed for piracy, but it had all stopped when the international forces stepped up patrols. One of the countries which helped in the patrolling operations is India. The country has been patrolling the area constantly since 2008.

However, many of the those naval forces have moved up into the Red Sea, AFP news agency reports, where the Houthi rebel group, based in Yemen, have been attacking ships.


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