INS Sharda Awarded on The Spot Unit Citation for Anti Piracy Operations

INS Sharda Awarded on The Spot Unit Citation for Anti Piracy Operations

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Category : Defense Published on: April 11 2024

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  • INS Sharda, a vessel of the Indian Navy, was awarded an 'On the Spot Unit Citation' by Admiral R Hari Kumar for its successful conduct of anti-piracy operations. 
  • The ship played a crucial role in the safe release of all 19 crew members of an Iranian fishing vessel that was held hostage by pirates off the East coast of Somalia.
  • Upon receiving intelligence about the hijacking of the Iranian fishing vessel Omari, INS Sharda swiftly intercepted the vessel and maintained covert surveillance. 
  • Utilizing its integral helicopter and Prahar team, the ship launched a rescue operation, coercing the pirates to release the crew and the vessel. 
  • The prompt and decisive actions of INS Sharda led to the successful rescue of the hijacked crew, showcasing the Indian Navy's commitment to maritime security.
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