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On Thursday, the immediate Indian response to China’s anguish call has succeeded to collapse the ambitions of well-armed pirates, in the Arabian Sea around 450 nautical miles (850 km) west off the Karwar coast, to hijack a Chinese merchant vessel, as a naval petrol aircraft constantly hang around the merchant vessel.
Despite constant efforts for around 4 hours, the Chinese reporters failed to show any courtesy towards Indian Navy that played a crucial role to flee the pirates and saved the attack on MV Full City while credited the US and Turkish naval teams with overwhelming spirits for protecting the vessel along with its 24 sailors.
"The TU-142M aircraft arrived overhead MV Full City in less than 30 minutes after being diverted, along with a Coast Guard warship, from its anti-piracy patrol. The pirates had already boarded the merchant vessel by then, with the Chinese sailors barricading themselves in a strong room”, explained a Navy officer.
The Navy aircraft reached the vessel in less than 30 minutes and acknowledged the adjacent pirate mother ship. The aircraft made a countless low passes and suppressed the intentions of pirates with warnings through the radio to escape from the vessel, he added.