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"Operation Sankalp" Launched by Indian Navy

Indian Navy launched 'Operation Sankalp' in the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman to reassure safe passage of Indian flagged vessels transiting through the area.
"Operation Sankalp" Launched by Indian Navy

Details:

  • This deployment is in the wake of following recent maritime incidents in the region.
  • Indian Naval Ships, INS Chennai (Kolkata-class stealth guided missile destroyers) and INS Sunayna (Saryu-class patrol vessel) have been deployed in the region to undertake maritime security operations.
  • In addition to this aerial surveillance is also being done in the area by IN aircraft.
  • The Information Fusion Centre-Indian Ocean Region (IFC-IOR) of the Indian Navy is also keeping a close watch on the movement of ships in the Gulf region.
  • IFC-IOR, launched in December 2018, engages with partner nations to develop comprehensive maritime domain awareness and also share information on vessels of interest.

One must know:

  • Operation Sankalp has been launched in wake of the escalating tension in the Gulf of Oman, where two oil tankers, one Norwegian-owned and other Japanese-owned were attacked on 13th June 2019.
  • This incident has led to heightened tensions between Iran and the United States (US).
  • Although, it remains unclear that who was responsible for attacks the US has put the blame on Iran, which, in turn, has denied all allegations.

Question:

Q. Indian Navy launched which operation in the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman to reassure safe passage of Indian flagged vessels transiting through the area?
a. Operation Khaadi
b. Operation Suraksha
c. Operation Sankalp
d. Operation Vaapsi
"Operation Sankalp" Launched by Indian Navy "Operation Sankalp" Launched by Indian Navy Reviewed by Neha on June 22, 2019 Rating: 5

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