Indian Navy platforms remain mission deployed in Arabian Sea region

New Delhi, Jan 3 (UNI) Following the recent maritime security incidents in North/Central Arabian Sea and Gulf of Aden, the India Navy continues to maintain its enhanced surveillance in the region.

According to an official statement, “Indian Naval ships and aircraft remain mission deployed for maintaining enhanced surveillance and undertaking maritime security operations”.

In the last one week, the Indian Naval Task Groups deployed in the area have investigated large number of fishing vessels and have also boarded vessels of interest.

Moreover, Indian Naval maritime patrol aircraft and RPAs are undertaking persistence surveillance over the area, the statement said.

The white shipping, especially the Indian Flagged Merchant Vessels plying in the area are being closely monitored by Information Management and Analysis Centre (IMAC) and Information Fusion Centre (IFC) Indian Ocean Region (IOR).

Indian Navy is also coordinating with Coast Guard for maintaining enhanced surveillance within the EEZ.

The Indian Navy is closely monitoring overall situation in coordination with national maritime agencies and remains committed towards ensuring safety of merchant shipping and seafarers in the region, the statement added.

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