The fact that the ship was hijacked on a route known for piracy is a cause for concern. The Navy received the information about the hijacking of the ship on Thursday evening. There are unconfirmed reports that up to six armed personnel boarded the ship early on Friday.
Indian Navy planes have intensified surveillance in the area. Monitoring at sea continues. Navy officials contacted the crew of the hijacked ship. Officials said that they are closely monitoring the movement of the ship and will continue to assess the situation. Indian warship INS Chennai is approaching the ship to render necessary assistance. The Indian Navy has also stated that the situation is under continuous monitoring, including the Multinational Force (MNF).
Meanwhile, India said it was closely monitoring the situation in the Red Sea as Houthi militants stepped up attacks on commercial ships passing through the region. Indian Navy ships are patrolling the area, said External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Randhir Jaiswal. He said that the security of Indian ships is being monitored. Iran-backed Houthi militants have continued to attack commercial ships in the Red Sea over the past two weeks amid the Israel-Hamas conflict.
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