India’s navy takes control of ship hijacked by Somali pirates

webnexttech | India’s navy takes control of ship hijacked by Somali pirates

Activity from Somali pirates has dropped in recent years, but there has been growing concern it could resume amid the political uncertainty and wider chaos in the region that has included attacks on ships by Yemen’s Houthi rebels. Earlier this week, a Bangladesh-flagged cargo ship with 23 crew members was hijacked by pirates off Somalia. A European Union vessel was tracking the ship, the EU’s maritime security force said Wednesday. India recently began to flex its naval power in international waters, including anti-piracy patrols and a widely publicised deployment close to the Red Sea to help protect ships from attacks during Israel’s war with Hamas. The navy has helped at least four merchant vessels that were attacked in high seas by Houthi forces. Indian forces include three guided missile destroyers and reconnaissance aircraft.

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