Indian Navy's ‘Op Sankalp

  • 27 Mar 2024

Indian Navy shifts maritime security operations in response to Israel-Hamas conflict spillover concerns.

  • 'Op Sankalp' marks 100 days milestone on March 23, 2024, responding to 18 incidents in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR).
  • INS Kolkata intercepts pirate ship ex-MV Ruen on March 15, 2024, after it altered course towards Somali Coast.
  • Collaborative efforts involve INS Subhadra and deployment of Marine Commandos (MARCOS) via C17s.
  • Indian Navy's comprehensive operations in the past 100 days include over 450 ship days, 21 ships deployed, and 900 hours of flying by maritime surveillance aircraft.
  • Operations result in saving over 110 lives, seizing over 3000 kgs of narcotics, and assuring presence of over 450 MVs.
  • Indian Navy leverages collaboration with Information Fusion Centre – Indian Ocean Region (IFC-IOR) and Indian Air Force.
  • Indian Navy's proactive stance underscores readiness to address emerging threats and maintain stability in the maritime domain.