Mob Control Manager
- Feb 12, 2009
Let's put together efforts of different navies in thwarting out the piracy across the globe
Topaz, a medium size attack craft armed with both medium and small size guns and can acquire a top speed of 27 knots an hour, was gifted by India to Seychelles in 2005. The ship was brought to the Visakhapatnam naval dockyard in September for a major refit. The vessel can detect, locate and destroy fast-moving surface craft.
The OPV is expected to relieve INS Nirdeshak, the hydrographic survey vessel that has been in the region for the last few weeks.
Somali pirates hijack ship with 24 Indians on board - India - The Times of IndiaSomali pirates hijack ship with 24 Indians on board
PTI 22 October 2009, 08:42pm IST
KUALA LUMPUR/LONDON: At least 24 Indian sailors were taken hostage by Somali pirates who hijacked a Panamanian-flagged bulk carrier near Seychelles on Thursday, just a week after a vessel with two Indians among the crew was seized by the sea brigands.
India and China have resolved to undertake several military level confidence measures (CBMs) including information sharing in conducting anti-piracy measures in the Gulf of Aden, begin groundwork for a joint military exercise in China in 2011 and ensure greater interaction at the border in the form of sports competitions between the troops to mark the 60th anniversary of establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries, said highly placed sources.
The Hindu : News / National : India, China to share anti-piracy informationBoth sides agreed to maintain peace and tranquillity along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) and reiterated the importance of effectively using the existing mechanism of border meetings by defence personnel to diffuse any untoward incident.
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