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The Indian government has reportedly given the go-ahead for its navy to storm hijacked ships carrying Indians or Indian cargo.

A final decision in this regard, however, rests with the ministries of defence, law and shipping and will apply in cases where an Indian ship is carrying foreign crew and cargo, or a mix of Indian and foreign crew and cargo, standard operating procedures will be followed.

There were also concerns expressed that there is no separate law to deal with pirates. The government is trying to overcome this problem, so that arrested pirates are tried for murder-attempt or damage to government property.

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