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Saturday, October 18, 2008

Indian warships begin patrolling in Gulf of Aden

Indian warships with guided missiles, which were dispatched from Mumbai, have begun patrolling in the Gulf of Aden near Somalia, according to sources in the Indian Navy in Mumbai.

The warships, said to be six in numbers, have been sent to the Gulf of Aden to protect Indian merchant vessels from pirates passing through the Gulf of Aden, even though the fate of the 18 Indians sailors on board the Japanese-registered ship "Stolt Valor" in Somali waters still hangs in balance.

The Indian warships have on board helicopters and elite marine commandos, trained for covert operations.

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