NEW DELHI – An Indian naval stealth frigate successfully defended a merchant vessel from being hijacked by pirates in the Gulf of Aden on Nov. 11 and escorted the ship to safety. The attempted attack by pirates on the 38,000-ton “Jag Arnav” in the Gulf of Aden was repulsed by the INS Gomti, which was patrolling in the area, after it had crossed the Suez Canal and was 60 nautical miles east of Aden. An armed helicopter with marine commandos was launched from the naval ship to assist the ...

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