Navy deploys two warships in Gulf of Oman for security of Indian vessels in wake of attacks on oil tankers

NEW DELHI: The Navy has deployed two warships in the Gulf of Oman to “reassure” Indian vessels in wake of two foreign oil tankers being attacked in the critical shipping lane in recent days amidst escalating tensions between the US and Iran in the region. “We have deployed destroyer INS Chennai and patrol vessel INS…

Navy deploys two warships in Gulf of Oman for security of Indian vessels in wake of attacks on oil tankers

NEW DELHI: The Navy has deployed two warships within the Gulf of Oman to “reassure” Indian vessels in wake of two out of the country oil tankers being attacked within the most vital transport lane in fresh days amidst escalating tensions between the US and

Iran

within the pickle.

“Now we maintain got deployed destroyer INS Chennai and patrol vessel INS Sunayna beneath Operation Sankalp to re-roar Indian flagged vessels working/transiting via the

Persian Gulf

and Gulf of Oman after the maritime security incidents within the pickle,” said Navy spokesperson Captain D Okay Sharma on Thursday.


The Navy is furthermore conducting aerial surveillance with its P-8I lengthy-fluctuate patrol aircraft within the role. “Furthermore, the Recordsdata Fusion Centre-Indian Ocean Blueprint, which change into launched by the Navy in December 2018, with its central hub at Gurugram, is furthermore holding a discontinuance explore on the motion of ships within the Gulf pickle,” added Captain Sharma.

Even supposing the US and a few others maintain blamed Iran for being on the motivate of the alleged attacks on the two oil tankers with mines and explosives, Teheran has strongly denied it. After a holistic evaluate of the teach, the Indian Directorate Overall of Shipping issued two advisories on June 13 and 16 to all Indian-flag vessels to undertake all appropriate self-safety measures. “The

Indian Navy

remains committed to guaranteeing the protection of Indian maritime trade and carrier provider vessels working within the pickle and contributing in the direction of affirming a accurate and aloof Indian Ocean Blueprint,” said the Navy.


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