Tag: Indian government

  • Death penalty for piracy

    India introduces stringent laws. Union Cabinet approves stringent anti-piracy law The Union Cabinet today approved a bill providing for death penalty or life imprisonment to those involved in piracy at […]

  • Enrica Lexie Marine seeks medical help

    Long running legal case may be put on hold. Italian marine suffers brain stroke, seeks SC nod to go home for four months NEW DELHI: Massimiliano Latorre, one of the […]

  • Taking Action

    The Indian Government has initiated various preventive/ mitigating security measures. These measures include an Inter-Ministerial Group of Officers has been set up to deal with hostage situations. While the Director […]

  • Security Pool

    The Indian Government has decided to allow deployment of armed guards – preferably retired naval officers – on board Indian cargo vessels sailing on the pirate-infested waters of the Indian Ocean, […]

  • Going Armed

    The Indian government has decided to allow armed guards on Indian merchant ships. Director general of shipping S B Agnihotri said, “We have decided to allow the armed guards on […]

  • Iron Fist

    The Indian government has authorised its Navy to take all necessary action  immediately to freeing Indian nationals held by pirates should an Indian merchant vessel be attacked. Sources in India […]

  • Armed Solution

    In parallel with its talks on naval action, the Indian government has been discussing the issue whether “sea marshals” should be placed onboard merchant ships to counter the threat posed by pirates. The Government […]

  • Ready For Action

    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 […]

  • Clock Ticking

    As the clock ticks on a pirate ultimatum, the families of Indian sailors held onboard “MV Suez” for over 200 days have pleaded with the government for immediate action. The […]