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Ship rescued from pirates, Bulgaria’s President admires Indian Navy, PM Modi also responded

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In a highly successful operation, the Indian Navy captured 35 pirates from Somalia and also safely rescued 17 people held hostage by them. Seven of those rescued from the ship are Bulgarian citizens. Now the President of Bulgaria has praised the Indian Navy for safely saving its citizens and their ship.

President Rumen Radev wrote on Twitter, “Indian Navy safely rescued the hijacked Bulgarian ship “Rouen” and its crew including 7 Bulgarian citizens. My heartfelt gratitude to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the brave operation of the Indian Navy.” Prime Minister Modi also replied to the President of Bulgaria. He wrote, “President Rumen Radev appreciates your message. We are pleased that the 7 Bulgarian citizens are safe and will return home soon. India stands ready to protect freedom of navigation and combat piracy and terrorism in the Indian Ocean region.” committed to.”

Navy frees hijacked ship from clutches of Somali pirates, operation lasted for 40 hours

The Indian Navy on Saturday took custody of the Malta-flagged merchant vessel (MV) Rouen, about 2,600 km east of the Indian coast, in a well-coordinated operation. Regarding this operation, experts said that this is the first successful operation to rescue a ship from Somalia’s pirates in the last seven years.

The Navy deployed INS Kolkata and INS Subhadra and Sea Guardian drones during the nearly 40-hour operation. Exclusive Marcos commandos were launched from C-17 aircraft for the operation. Earlier, Bulgaria’s Foreign Minister Maria Gabriel thanked the Indian Navy for the successful operation to rescue the hijacked ship and the crew members including seven citizens of her country. Responding to Gabriel’s post, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said on ‘X’, “That’s what friends are for.”

The Navy said that MV Rouen was hijacked by Somalian pirates on December 14. In a statement, the Navy said the seaworthiness of MV Rouen is being assessed and the vessel is loaded with approximately 37,800 tonnes of cargo valued at around US$1 million. It will be brought safely to India. The Navy has deployed more than 10 warships to monitor strategic waterways following increasing attacks on cargo ships in the Red Sea by Yemen’s Houthi rebels. The Navy said that INS Kolkata intercepted Rouen on Wednesday morning and the presence of armed pirates on board was confirmed through drones.

He said the pirates shot down the drone and opened fire on an Indian Navy warship. INS Kolkata disabled the ship’s steering system and navigational aids, forcing her to stop sailing. Marcos commandos were then launched from C-17 aircraft who seized the ship, captured the pirates and freed 17 of Rouen’s crew members. The statement said that due to sustained pressure and well-planned action by the Indian Navy in the last 40 hours, all 35 Somalian pirates surrendered.

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