Indian Navy Thwarts Somali Pirate Hijacking Efforts
The vessel in question, the ex-MV Ruen, had fallen into the hands of Somali pirates on December 14 and was later identified as sailing toward piracy operations on the high seas. Acting swiftly, an Indian Navy warship intercepted the rogue vessel on March 15.
Indian Navy's Swift Rescue Mission in Gulf of Aden: Crew Saved from Drone Attack
Following a missile strike on the cargo vessel, resulting in a fire, the crew was forced to abandon ship. INS Kolkata reached the scene promptly, deploying its integral helicopter and boats to rescue the 21 crew members, including an Indian national, who had taken refuge on a life raft.
Indian Navy, in Joint Operation, Successfully Thwarts Hijacking Attempt on Sri Lankan Fishing Vessel
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The Ministry of Defence confirmed that the hijacking incident occurred aboard the Sri Lankan flagged multiday fishing trawler about 955 nautical miles east of Mogadishu, Somalia. The pirates boarded and seized control of the fishing trawler on January 27.
Phase 2 of bilateral exercise between Indian & French Navy conducted in Arabian Sea
The Defence Ministry said that this was the phase 2 of the 21st edition of Varuna-2023 -- a bilateral exercise between Indian and French Navy.
Joint naval exercise Malabar concludes off Australian coast
The exercise was conducted in two phases, which included a harbour phase from August 11-15, and a sea phase from August 16-21. The Ministry of Defence said that the Indian Navy was represented by indigenously built destroyer INS Kolkata, frigate INS Sahyadri and P8I maritime patrol aircraft.
One killed in fatal shooting in Melbourne
According to a statement released by Victoria Police, emergency services were called after a number of shots were fired at a man walking along a street on Friday at about 11:40 p.m. local time, Xinhua news agency reported. The man sustained life-threatening injuries and later died in hospital, said the police, adding that detectives are still working to determine the circumstances of the incident, however, at this early stage the incident appears to be targeted.
Indian Navy submarine 'Vagir' arrives in Colombo
The High Commission of India in coordination with Swami Vivekananda Cultural Centre in Colombo has organised a grand event at Colombo Port to celebrate the International Day of Yoga on Wednesday with participation of senior defence hierarchy and personnel from navies of the two neighbouring nations.
Mexican President accuses Pentagon of espionage
In his daily press conference, the Mexican President said that as part of this, Mexican media receive leaks from the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Xinhua news agency reported. "We are going to guard the information from the Ministry of the Navy and the (Ministry of National) Defense because we are being spied on by the Pentagon and a lot of media in Mexico are leaking information provided by the DEA," he said.
Melbourne overtakes Sydney as Australia's biggest city
With populations rapidly growing on Melbourne's fringe, the city limits have been expanded to include the area of Melton, the BBC reported on Monday. The latest government figures, from June 2021, put Melbourne's population at 4,875,400 -- 18,700 more than Sydney.