Defensor: “Pressuring Challenges” in the Western Indian Ocean

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Recent events in the western Indian Ocean, where merchant vessels have been subjected to a flurry of drone assaults and attempted hijackings, have presented some “extremely pressing challenges” in the maritime arena, according to Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday.

“We are aware of the threats that lurk in the shadows.”

We will stop at nothing to protect peace, which is our first choice, but we also won’t back down from confronting any threat to our shared security. Events in the western Indian Ocean over the last few months have highlighted some of the most urgent issues facing the maritime industry, from piracy and hijacking attempts to attacks on commerce ships, Singh stated in Visakhapatnam.

He was giving a speech during the multi-nation Milan naval exercise’s opening ceremony. The twelfth version of

There are two phases to the exercise: the sea phase (February 19–23) and the harbour phase (February 24-27). The participating navies will carry out sophisticated air defence, anti-submarine, and anti-surface warfare exercises in the second phase. Along with a sequence of manoeuvres and ongoing replenishment, gunnery fires at both surface and airborne targets.

Milan represents the rising prominence and expanding significance of such collective and cooperative activities in the maritime realm, as stated by naval chief Admiral R Hari Kumar. In 1995, there were five warships in the Indian Ocean region; this year, there are fifty navies around the Indo-Pacific.

In the spirit of our common humanity and our dedication to a safer, more cooperative marine future, the Indian Navy anticipates fruitful exchanges, productive engagements, and favourable results with our

“We’ll pursue the assailants all the way to the ocean’s bottom. He had then declared, “Strict action will be taken against them.”

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