New Delhi: In a bid to counter threats of attacks by Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthis in the vast water bodies, India has deployed at least a dozen warships east of the Red Sea to strengthen security against pirates, marking the country’s largest deployment in the region.
The navy’s move is also strong action against the latest incidents of around 17 hijackings, attempted hijackings and suspicious approaches by pirates recorded since December 1.
Amid the boiling water in the Indian Ocean region and to strengthen its counter-attack against enemies, the Indian Navy has been taking several measures, including the induction of warships and survey vessels such as INS Sandhaya, which has recently become part of the Indian Navy.
Meanwhile, INS Sindhukirti is all set to return to action, enhancing muscle power for the Navy on the surface of water as well as under water.
The INS Sindhukirti is the third-kilo-class diesel-electric submarine of the Indian Navy. Acquired from the erstwhile Soviet Union back in 1990, it is one of the oldest submarines in the fleet of the Navy.
Currently, the submarine is going through a transformation phase to be equipped with the latest and most advanced technologies, making it the deadliest for enemies on war grounds. Notably, a submarine of a similar class was earlier refitted with electronic systems, modern sensors, as well as weapons.