India vows to fight terrorism in Indian Ocean: PM

India committed to combating piracy, terrorism in Indian Ocean region: PM Modi

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Synopsis

PM Narendra Modi reaffirmed India’s commitment to ensuring freedom of navigation and combating piracy and terrorism in the Indian Ocean region following the successful rescue of the hijacked Bulgarian ship “Ruen” and its crew by the Indian Navy.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi asserted on Tuesday that India is committed to protecting freedom of navigation and combating piracy and terrorism in the Indian Ocean region after Bulgarian President Rumen Radev thanked him for Indian Navy rescuing his country’s ship and crew.

Radev had posted on X, “My sincere gratitude to PM Narendra Modi for the brave action of India Navy rescuing the hijacked Bulgarian ship “Ruen” and its crew, including seven Bulgarian citizens.”

In his reply, Modi said he appreciates the message.

“We are happy that seven Bulgarian nationals are safe and will be returning home soon. India is committed to protecting freedom of navigation and combating piracy and terrorism in the Indian Ocean region,” He added.

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