Red Sea Threats A Matter Of Concern Says India
NEW DELHI (ANI) – Amid the ongoing escalations in the Red Sea, India said on February 1 that it is a matter of concern for India.
The official spokesperson of the Ministry of External Affairs, Randhir Jaiswal said, “It is a matter of concern. We want to address maritime security, we want to address freedom of navigation, as to how we can secure these lanes.”
Amid maritime security challenges including in the Red Sea, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar had earlier spoken about the “perceptible increase in threats” to the safety of maritime commercial traffic in an important part of the Indian Ocean and said there have been some attacks in the “vicinity of India”.
He said threats to maritime commercial traffic also have a bearing on India’s
There have been attacks on cargo ships in the Indian Ocean region.
The vessels that came under attack included the India-bound MV Chem Pluto, which was carrying 21 Indians onboard. The vessel was later escorted by Indian Coast Guard Ship Vikram to the Mumbai coast.
Jaiswal spoke of the role of the Indian Navy saying, “The Indian Navy is active in the Gulf of Aden, in the Arabian Sea, and they have been providing support… to several vessels, not just Indian, but of other nations as well, and of course, supporting Indian sailors on them, which has been widely reported and widely appreciated.”