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Indian, Chinese Navies Come Together to Rescue Vessel From Pirates

Representative image. Credit: PTI

Representative image. Credit: PTI

New Delhi: The Indian and Chinese navies rescued a merchant ship in the Gulf of Aden after the vessel was hijacked by pirates.

OS 35, a bulk carrier, was attacked by pirates last night and the Indian navy deployed two warships after getting a distress call from the hijacked ship.

The Chinese navy also came to help the ship while the Indian navy provided air cover. The People’s Liberation Army deployed 18 of its personnel to sanitise the ship, a senior navy official said.