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Apharan: Indian Navy’s largest anti-hijacking exercise

On Decebmer 18, 2019, the Indian Navy and Indian Coast Guard at Cochin port conducted large scale anti-hijacking exercise. The exercise was called Apharan. Highlights Multiple agencies participated in the exercise. It included 12 ships and helicopters of Cochin Port trust, Indian Navy and Indian Coast Guard. This is the first time an anti-hijacking exercise ..

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Anti-Maritime Bill introduced in Lok Sabha

On December 10, 2019, External Affairs Minister Jaishankar introduced the Anti-Maritime bill in parliament. The bill was introduced in days after the kidnapping of 18 Indians aboard in Nigeria. It aims at ensuring safety and security of India’s maritime trade and the crew members Key Features The bill is framed in accordance with the UNCLOS ..

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Anti-Maritime Piracy Bill introduced in Lok Sabha

Anti-Maritime Piracy Bill was introduced in Lok Sabha to provide for strict action, including death penalty, against piracy. This comes in response to the kidnapping of 18 Indians off the coast of Nigeria a few days back. India still does not have separate law to deal with piracy. Previously, IPC related to armed robbery and ..

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India – Somalia relations

India and Somalia have cordial and friendly relations. Though India opened its embassy in 1961, it was eventually closed in 1991 due to the Somali civil war. The high commission of Nairobi, Kenya is concurrently accredited to Somalia as well. Somalia is an LDC (Least Developed Country) country. And therefore qualifies India’s offer of unilateral ..

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 Indian Navy deploys P81 to increase Anti-Piracy Patrol

The Indian Navy recently deployed its P8I surveillance planes for carrying out anti-piracy patrol sorties from Salalah (in Oman) to patrol the Gulf of Aden and other piracy prone areas. Key Highlights Objective: The deployment is an expansion of Navy’s Mission Based Deployments (MBD) in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR), to keep the region safe. ..

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