Skip to main content

Already a subscriber? Make sure to log into your account before viewing this content. You can access your account by hitting the “login” button on the top right corner. Still unable to see the content after signing in? Make sure your card on file is up-to-date.

The Indian Navy has mobilized guided missile destroyers in the Arabian Sea following an assault on an Israel-linked chemical tanker, as announced by the Ministry of Defense.

In a bid to maintain a deterrent presence amidst a recent wave of maritime attacks, three stealth-guided destroyers were deployed to various sea areas, complemented by long-range maritime patrol aircraft for heightened domain awareness.

Arabiansea 01

This comes after the US attributed the December 23 strike on the MV Chem Pluto to Iran, a claim Tehran vehemently denies. This incident marks the first instance where the US has directly implicated Iran in such attacks and the first occurrence of an assault on a vessel outside the Red Sea.

The Indian Navy is actively investigating the attack on MV Chem Pluto, which safely anchored in Mumbai following the incident. Initial assessments suggest a drone strike, but comprehensive forensic and technical analysis is pending to determine the exact nature and scale of the attack.


Keep up to date with our latest videos, news and content