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Smart robocopters to ferret out pirates’ boats


April 9th, 2012 - 6:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 9 (IANS) US naval robocopters, carrying powerful sensors, will be able to ferret out small pirate boats even if they are indistinguishable from other vessels.Somalian pirates are again ... Read more...

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No hot pursuit of Somali pirates: India


September 26th, 2011 - 9:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 26 (IANS) India Monday rejected suggestions that its navy should go on a hot pursuit of Somali pirates, who are threatening global trade on sea lanes of ... Read more...

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Suspected Somalian pirates nabbed from Gujarat coast


June 20th, 2011 - 1:58 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhingar, June 20 (IANS) A total of 17 Africans, 14 of them suspected Somalian pirates, were arrested in Saurashtra region of Gujarat after their vessel ran out of fuel and ... Read more...

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‘Fresh piracy attempt on freed merchant ship, crew safe’ (Lead)


June 15th, 2011 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) An Egyptian merchant ship that has been freed by Somalian pirates was attacked in the Gulf of Aden Wednesday but the attempt failed and the ... Read more...

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Sailors’ rescue in India’s hands, say hijacked ship’s owners


May 6th, 2011 - 11:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) With Somalian pirates insisting on the release of their colleagues in Indian custody in return for eight Indian sailors held by them on board tanker ... Read more...

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Thrills, frills, poetry and history (IANS Books This Week)


April 21st, 2011 - 9:43 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) This week's book shelf is a bohemian medley of adventure, spirituality, poetic sorties into nature, mythology and history.1. "Those in Peril"; Written by Wilbur Smith; ... Read more...

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At India’s call, UNSC condemns hostage taking by Somalian pirates


April 12th, 2011 - 10:54 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, April 12 (IANS) At India's initiative, the UN Security Council has for the first time adopted a resolution strongly condemning the growing practice of hostage-taking by pirates operating ... Read more...

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53 Indian sailors in pirate-custody, back-channel talks on (Lead)


March 10th, 2011 - 5:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 10 (IANS) The government Thursday said it was doing everything possible, including pursuing back-channel talks, to secure the release of Indians held hostage by Somalian pirates, but ... Read more...

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Back channel talks on with Somalian pirates: Krishna


March 10th, 2011 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 10 (IANS) The government will do everything possible for the release of Indians held hostage by Somalian pirates, External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna said Thursday while advising ... Read more...

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Haryana seeks safe return of captive Indian sailors (Lead, correcting figure)


March 3rd, 2011 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 3 (IANS) The Haryana government Thursday urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to ensure the safe return of six Indian sailors held by Somali pirates.The Indians were among ... Read more...

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Haryana asks PM to bring back captive Indian sailors


March 3rd, 2011 - 2:27 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 3 (IANS) The Haryana government Thursday urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to ensure the safe return of six Indian sailors held by Somali pirates.The Indians were among ... Read more...

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Families of hijacked Indian sailors demand prompt government action


March 2nd, 2011 - 5:26 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar.2 (ANI): While the government today said all efforts are being made for the release of six Indian hostages held captive on board an Egyptian cargo ship by Somali pirates ... Read more...

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Somalian pirates threaten to kill captive Danish family


March 2nd, 2011 - 4:45 pm ICT by ANI
Copenhagen (Denmark), Mar. 2 (ANI): Somalian pirates have warned that they will kill a Danish couple and their three children if any attempt is made to rescue them.The Danish family was on ... Read more...

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Somali pirates: Haryana assures safe return of Indians


March 2nd, 2011 - 1:12 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 2 (IANS) The Haryana government has assured the families of six Indians who have been held hostage by Somali pirates since August last year that it will ensure ... Read more...

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Krishna calls Libyan Foreign Minister for help, seeks safe evacuation of Indians


March 1st, 2011 - 9:50 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 1 (ANI): External Affairs Minister S M Krishna had a telephonic conversation with Libyan Foreign Minister Mussa Kussa on Tuesday and sought his help for the safe evacuation of ... Read more...

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UN chief appalled by Somali pirates’ killing of Americans


February 23rd, 2011 - 3:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb.23 (ANI): UN Secretary-General Ban Ki- Moon has expressed dismay and anguish over reported killing of four American hostages by Somali pirates, and has called for extra efforts to tackle criminal ... Read more...

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Combating piracy is top most priority of Indian Navy, Coast Guard: Antony


February 7th, 2011 - 9:39 pm ICT by ANI
By Jaipal SharmaBangalore, Feb 7 (ANI): Defence Minister A K Antony on Monday said that combating piracy is the top most priority of Indian Navy and Coast Guard.While inaugurating the Aero Show ... Read more...

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After anti-piracy mission, INS Cankarso returns home


February 2nd, 2011 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Feb 2 (IANS) After destroying a pirate vessel and capturing 14 Somalian pirates off the Lakshadweep islands Friday, the Indian Naval Ship (INS) Cankarso returned to its home port at Goa ... Read more...

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Captured pirates to be tried under Indian laws


January 31st, 2011 - 10:00 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 31 (IANS) For the first time, an Ethiopian and 14 Somalian pirates would face Indian laws for attempting to hijack a foreign ship and fighting with the Indian Navy near ... Read more...

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Somali pirates operating close to Indian shores a disturbing trend: Navy Chief


January 31st, 2011 - 5:08 pm ICT by ANI
By Praful Kumar SinghNew Delhi, Jan 31 (ANI): Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Nirmal Verma on Monday termed Somali pirates moving their activities closer to the Indian coast as a "disturbing trend".The ... Read more...

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Larger deployment of forces will prevent pirate attacks: Navy Chief


January 31st, 2011 - 4:23 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 31 (ANI): Reacting to the recent arrest of Somali pirates in joint operation led by the Navy, Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Nirmal Verma said on Monday that a ... Read more...

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Freed by Somalian pirates, UK couple to return home today


November 15th, 2010 - 3:20 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov.15 (ANI): After 13 months of torment in the clutches of Somali pirates, a British yacht couple -- Paul and Rachel Chandler will return home today.According to the Daily Mail, a ... Read more...

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Somali pirates free Brit couple after 388 days


November 14th, 2010 - 7:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov.14 (ANI): Somalian pirates have freed Kent couple Paul and Rachel Chandler 388 days after they were kidnapped from their yacht.According to The Telegraph, the Chandlers are now under the protection ... Read more...

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Police probe seven Somalians found off Gujarat coast (Lead)


July 3rd, 2010 - 11:05 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, July 3 (IANS) The Gujarat marine police Saturday began investigating into the presence of seven Somalian nationals, found unconscious in an abandoned boat, off the coast of Veraval in the Saurashtra ... Read more...

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U.N. Security Council Proposes Tribunals To Prosecute Pirates


April 29th, 2010 - 8:02 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Apr 29, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The United Nations Security Council has called for more stringent actions to be taken to prosecute pirates who are captured off the coast of Somalia. The ... Read more...

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Indian dhows sail to Somalia for commercial considerations: navy


April 13th, 2010 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) Despite the danger of being hijacked, several Indian dhows continue to run to the east coast of Africa and Somalia for commercial considerations, Indian Navy officials said ... Read more...

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Somalian pirates release another vessel


April 7th, 2010 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, April 7 (IANS) Somalian pirates Wednesday released 'Nar-narayan', the fourth of the eight Gujarat registered cargo vessels hijacked by them last fortnight, a shipping association official said. Haji Kasim Bholim, president of ... Read more...

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Third Indian vessel freed from Somalian pirates


April 6th, 2010 - 11:00 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, April 6 (IANS) The third of the eight Indian cargo vessels hijacked by Somalian pirates has been freed in a joint American-Omani Navy operation, according to delayed reports reaching here Tuesday. ... Read more...

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Somali pirates release one of eight Indian vessels


April 3rd, 2010 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, April 3 (IANS) MSV Krishnajyot, one of the eight Indian cargo vessels seized by the Somalian pirates, has been released, reports reaching here Saturday said. The 500-tonne vessel, sailing from Sharjah ... Read more...

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Gujarat seeks central help to free hijacked vessels


April 1st, 2010 - 12:37 am ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, March 31 (IANS) The Gujarat government has written to the central government seeking its intervention to free the eight cargo vessels with over 150 Indians on board hijacked by Somalian pirates. The ... Read more...

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One more vessel hijacked in Gulf of Aden


March 31st, 2010 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, March 31 (IANS) With the fate of seven Indian cargo vessels hijacked by Somalian pirates still hanging in the balance, there are reports that another cargo vessel which sailed from Dubai ... Read more...

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Anti-piracy operations highlight of navy’s tableaux (With Images)


January 22nd, 2010 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) The Indian Navy will showcase its successful anti-piracy operations in the international waters of Gulf of Aden during this year's Republic Day parade. The tableaux of the Indian ... Read more...

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Somalian pirates attack US ship for second time in seven months


November 19th, 2009 - 3:11 pm ICT by ANI
Nairobi (Kenya), Nov.19 (ANI): Somali pirates have attacked the US ship Maersk Alabama for the second time in seven months, but were thwarted by private guards on board.A U.S. surveillance plane was ... Read more...

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Government must act: hijacked Indian crewmember’s family


October 20th, 2009 - 4:11 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Oct 20 (IANS) The anxious family members of an Indian engineer, who is aboard a Singaporean ship hijacked by Somalian pirates last week, says television has been their only source ... Read more...

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French Navy helps free hijacked Indian boat off Somalia (Lead)


July 16th, 2009 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) The Indian and French navies have helped free a small boat with 14 Indians on board that was hijacked by Somalian pirates last week, an official said ... Read more...

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