Indian Navy rescued 23 Pakistani nationals from Somali pirates in Arabian Sea

On March 29, 2024, the Indian Navy conducted a successful 12-hour-long operation in the Arabian Sea, rescuing 23 Pakistani nationals from Somali pirates.

  1. The operation showcased the Indian Navy’s tactical expertise and strategic coordination, leading to negotiations with the pirates and their subsequent surrender without any violence.
  2. This event marks a significant victory for the Indian Navy in its efforts to combat piracy and ensure the safety of maritime activities in the region.
  3. Prior to the rescue operation, on March 28, based on intelligence regarding a potential piracy incident involving the Iranian Fishing Vessel ‘Al Kambar 786’, two Indian Naval ships, INS Sumedha and INS Trishul, were diverted from their maritime security operations in the Arabian Sea to intercept the hijacked fishing vessel.
  4. The incident took place approximately 90 nautical miles southwest of Socotra.

Q: Where did the Indian Navy conduct the operation to rescue the Pakistani nationals from Somali pirates in March 2024?

a) Bay of Bengal
b) Indian Ocean
c) Arabian Sea
d) South China Sea

Ans : c) Arabian Sea

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