Somalia-based piracy contained: Manohar Parrikar

In a written reply to Lok Sabha, Parrikar said there has been no incident of piracy in the Eastern Arabian Sea since March 2012.

Somalia-based piracy, which reached its peak in 2010-11, has been contained as a result of international naval efforts and other measures even as the threat continues in Gulf of Aden, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Friday said.

In a written reply to Lok Sabha, Parrikar said there has been no incident of piracy in the Eastern Arabian Sea since March 2012. He said India has been deploying one naval warship in the Gulf of Aden for anti-piracy patrol since October 2008 and more than 3,088 ships have been escorted.

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