Protest lodged: Indian navy ship hampers MV-Suez escort operations

Indian ship brushes with PNS Babar which was escorting MV Suez after being released by Somali pirates.


Express June 17, 2011

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has lodged a protest with the Indian government over an Indian navy ship hampering humanitarian mission being conducted by the Pakistan navy on high seas.

In a statement released by the Foreign Office, a protest was lodged through the Indian High Commission in Islamabad on a serious incident on 16 June 2011 in which Indian Navy Ship Godavari not only hampered humanitarian operations being carried out by Pakistan Navy Ship Babur for Merchant Vessel Suez but also undertook dangerous maneuvers, which resulted in the brushing of the sides of INS Godavari and PNS Babur. PNS Babur was escorting and assisting MV Suez which had been released after captivity by Somali pirates.

This incident constitutes a serious violation of international regulations pertaining to safe conduct at high seas and of the India-Pakistan Agreement of 1991 on Advance Notice of Military Exercise Maneuvers and Troops Movements.

The Indian government has been asked to ensure non-recurrence of such incidents.

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rk singh | 10 years ago | Reply @ Bilal. Excellant quote from Quran. "Saving one life is like saving mankind". Unfortunately I would like to update your knowledge since I see so many muslims use this. This is a quote from Jewish manuscripts like Talmund which were formulated 1500 years before Islam or Quran came into existance. I do not say that muslims should not use this quote. But looking at the status.... It looks hollow. Muslims created such acts of death and misery all over the world and this quote looks like insult to the injury.
Bilal | 10 years ago | Reply @ all those , who suppose that Pakistan has done some thing bad by paying ransom for lives of 22 human should try to assume them selves and their relatives in such situation . What we did is actually the humanism which is taught to us by Holy Quran and our Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (SAW) , that saving one life is like saving whole mankind .
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