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Indian Naval Ship Interdicts Three Pirate Vessels In A Single Operation
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Posted on 11/15/2011 9:07:15 AM PST by MBT ARJUN

Indian Naval Ship Sukanya, presently deployed on anti-piracy patrols in the Gulf of Aden under the operational control of the Western Naval Command, found herself once again in the thick of things, thwarting a multiple-boat piracy attack on 10 Nov 11.

The ship was escorting a group of five merchant vessels through the IRTC (Internationally Recognised Transit Corridor) when, at about 9:25 in the morning of 10th Nov, she detected a group of five suspicious boats, speedily approaching the merchant vessels of her group. The warship immediately altered towards the suspicious vessels and challenged them. On seeing the resolve evident in the warship’s action and probably mindful of the reputation for resolute action that the Indian Navy justly enjoys in such deployments, the pirate skiffs reversed course and tried to flee the area. While two of them managed to get away, the Sukanya successfully intercepted the remaining three and carried out well practiced and professionally executed boarding-and-search action.

The three boats had a total of 26 Somali crew onboard. During the operation, six AK 47 rifles, 12 Magazines and about 300 rounds of ammunition were found and confiscated. In addition, the boarding party also found a host of other equipment such as grapnels, ladders and rope-handling gloves all of which confirmed their piratical intent. The timely operation by Sukanya resulted, once again, in foiling the pirates’ intention of attacking merchant vessels transiting this busy sea lane through which over a hundred Billion Dollars of India’s external trade passes each year. This is the fifth successful anti-piracy operation conducted by Sukanya, in the course of her ongoing patrol mission in the Gulf of Aden, which commenced in September. The ship has, thus far, confiscated a total of 14 AK 47 Rifles, 31 Magazines and 923 rounds of ammunition, thereby ensuring that the Indian Navy retains its standing as a force not to be trifled with, and remains at the forefront of anti-piracy operations, as a critical component of the international effort to curb piracy and ensure the safety and freedom of seaborne trade, even in this highly risk-prone area. Some Pics:- Pulpit rock

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: india; indiannavy; pirates; us

1 posted on 11/15/2011 9:07:18 AM PST by MBT ARJUN
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To: MBT ARJUN

Why are the two pirates in the front row still armed?


2 posted on 11/15/2011 9:11:51 AM PST by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is necessary to examine principles."...the public interest)
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To: MBT ARJUN

This doesn’t look right. Why are they allowed to hold their weapons? These are staged photos.


3 posted on 11/15/2011 9:12:32 AM PST by lormand (A Government who robs Peter to pay Paul, will always have the support of Paul)
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To: MBT ARJUN

Why did they let them hold onto their weapons? Risky.

But I love to see the good guys win one. Nice work, India!


4 posted on 11/15/2011 9:12:34 AM PST by Semper911 (When you want to rob Peter to pay Paul, you'll always have the support of Paul.)
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To: MBT ARJUN

Interdict my ass, these slime balls ought to have their boats shot out from under them and they should be left in the water to drown.

Remember what the Russians did when they “interdicted” a pirate vessel attacking one of their ships? They grabbed all their weapons and told them to get back in their rafts and head back to their boast. While on the way the Russians shot and killed them all and then destroyed their main vessel.

This sort of action effectively reduces the chance of a re occurrence by the pirate filth to zero.


5 posted on 11/15/2011 9:14:17 AM PST by 101voodoo
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To: MBT ARJUN
Shoot, shovel sink, and shut up. Either way, the three S's still works.
6 posted on 11/15/2011 9:16:27 AM PST by bgill (The Obama administration is staging a coup. Wake up, America, before it's too late.)
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Stop Goofing Off And Donate


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7 posted on 11/15/2011 9:18:59 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: 101voodoo

I too scratch my head in wonder as to why these hardened criminals are allowed to live after being caught.


8 posted on 11/15/2011 9:19:54 AM PST by lormand (A Government who robs Peter to pay Paul, will always have the support of Paul)
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To: MBT ARJUN

I like the report from last week, when the crew re-took their boat and the pirates “fell” overboard.


9 posted on 11/15/2011 9:21:07 AM PST by Bringbackthedraft (Its not who we elect, its those who they appoint that mater most!.)
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To: MBT ARJUN

I like the way the Navy SEALs deal with pirates better than the way India deals with them.

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10 posted on 11/15/2011 9:21:28 AM PST by flatfish
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To: GladesGuru

I don’t know but would guess the weapons are not loaded and they were directed to hold up the weapons as proof that they were pirates. Just a guess.


11 posted on 11/15/2011 9:24:30 AM PST by Portcall24
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To: GladesGuru
Unless it's the new single shot AK, the magazines are obviously missing.

Staged.

Arms taken, unloaded and handed back to these morons for the sake of a photo.
12 posted on 11/15/2011 9:25:19 AM PST by Jay Santos CP ("Idiocracy"... It's no longer just a movie.)
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To: MBT ARJUN

They have their guns but their ammo clips are gone. Guess there are no fishing rods.


13 posted on 11/15/2011 9:25:31 AM PST by the_daug
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To: MBT ARJUN

They have only stopped a few of hundreds who are out there lurking and taking ships.


14 posted on 11/15/2011 9:26:14 AM PST by DarthVader (That which supports Barack Hussein Obama must be sterilized and there are NO exceptions!)
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To: bgill

Or, “Shoot, Sharkfood and Shutup”.


15 posted on 11/15/2011 9:34:50 AM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: GladesGuru

Looks like both have had their magazines removed, so the weapons are undoubtedly unloaded and probably just because they look good in the photo.


16 posted on 11/15/2011 9:38:39 AM PST by SoJoCo
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To: 101voodoo
While on the way the Russians shot and killed them all and then destroyed their main vessel.

The idea is to let a few get back home to spread the message.

17 posted on 11/15/2011 9:38:52 AM PST by glorgau
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To: DuncanWaring

Dangle them just above the waterline one by one and let the others watch and wait their turn.


18 posted on 11/15/2011 9:42:47 AM PST by Surrounded_too
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19 posted on 11/15/2011 9:49:49 AM PST by RedMDer (Forward With Confidence!)
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To: MBT ARJUN

Those AK’s are so poorly maintained that they are worthless.


20 posted on 11/15/2011 10:14:26 AM PST by Thunder90 (Fighting for truth and the American way... http://citizensfortruthandtheamericanway.blogspot.com/)
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To: MBT ARJUN
From the article: "... a total of 14 AK 47 Rifles, 31 Magazines and 923 rounds of ammunition ..."

I'll bet there are Freepers that have lost more than that in a single boating accident.

21 posted on 11/15/2011 10:35:50 AM PST by William Tell
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To: glorgau

Actually you’re right.


22 posted on 11/15/2011 10:58:05 AM PST by 101voodoo
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To: SoJoCo

“Looks like both have had their magazines removed, so the weapons are undoubtedly unloaded...”

For those unfamiliar with firearms function/safety.....the lack of a magazine does NOT mean that a weapon is unloaded.....it just means there will not be a second, third, or forth shot...........


23 posted on 11/15/2011 11:05:56 AM PST by Forty-Niner (The barely bare, berry bear formerly known as..........Ursus Arctos Horribilis.)
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To: Thunder90

“Those AK’s are so poorly maintained that they are worthless.”

The singular attribute of an AK-47 type weapon is that they will take a huge amount of neglect and still go bang, making them an ideal weapon for indigious/irregular users.

Other than that AK’s are junk from the first day they were assembled........JMHO


24 posted on 11/15/2011 11:11:41 AM PST by Forty-Niner (The barely bare, berry bear formerly known as..........Ursus Arctos Horribilis.)
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To: Forty-Niner

Let’s give some credit to the Indian Navy. If they removed the magazine then they no doubt also cleared the chamber.


25 posted on 11/15/2011 11:44:36 AM PST by SoJoCo
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26 posted on 11/15/2011 12:49:39 PM PST by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: flatfish
I will take your word about the Navy SEALs the day they actually get into the fight against pirates. India deal with Somali pirates on a daily basis and have done more fighting against piracy then US. The Navy SEALs have not been in the fight ever since that hostage situation.
27 posted on 11/15/2011 2:12:04 PM PST by ravager
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To: SoJoCo

My post was intended for those reading that might think that removing the magazine unloads a weapon......The Indian Military, with it’s long historical relationship is most certainly professional and I’m sure would know that.....US civilians .....not so much......


28 posted on 11/15/2011 2:52:54 PM PST by Forty-Niner (The barely bare, berry bear formerly known as..........Ursus Arctos Horribilis.)
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To: Forty-Niner; SoJoCo

Somalis have declared war against India.

http://www.eurasiareview.com/19042011-somali-pirates-say-they-are-at-war-with-india-analysis/


29 posted on 11/15/2011 9:44:01 PM PST by ravager
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To: ravager

“Somalis have declared war against India.”

The mouse that roared!


30 posted on 11/17/2011 10:03:10 AM PST by Forty-Niner (The barely bare, berry bear formerly known as..........Ursus Arctos Horribilis.)
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To: William Tell

the problem is that the shippies going through the Straits of Aden are unarmed — that’s why the pirates are a threat. I’m not completely sure WHY they are unarmed, but I bleive it’s got something to do with the insurance or something


31 posted on 11/21/2011 4:21:36 AM PST by Cronos (Nuke Mecca and Medina now..)
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