On The Spot Unit Citrated To INS Sharda

  • Admiral R Hari Kumar, Chief of the Naval Staff, awarded ‘On the Spot Unit Citation’ to INS Sharda for successful anti-piracy operations. 
  • The ship was involved in the safe release of all 19 crew members of the Iranian fishing vessel Omari, held hostage by pirates off Somalia. 
  • The ship’s aggressive posture coerced the pirates to release the crew and boat. 
  • The efforts of the ship and mission saved lives at sea, demonstrating the Indian Navy’s commitment to enhancing seafarer security in the Indian Ocean Region. 
  • The CNS commended Team Sharda for their quick response to piracy attacks and the professional approach of the crew.
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