US condoles death of fisherman, India to initiate action
The US today conveyed its condolences to the families of an Indian killed and three others injured in a shooting incident by a US ship off the UAE coast and said it is probing the Monday evening incident.delhi Updated: Jul 17, 2012 13:40 IST
The US on Tuesday conveyed its condolences to the families of an Indian killed and three others injured in a shooting incident by a US ship off the UAE coast and said it is probing the Monday evening incident.
In a statement, the US embassy in New Delhi conveyed its "condolences to the families of the crew of the small motor vessel which came under fire from the USNS Rappahannock on July 16 after the vessel disregarded non lethal warnings and rapidly approached the US ship".
It also said that the incident is being probed.
Meanwhile, India said it will initiate appropriate action in the killing of its fisherman by personnel on board the US naval vessel, off Dubai.
India is ascertaining the facts relating to the incident from the US and United Arab Emirates authorities, an external affairs ministry spokesperson said.
The US Navy supply USNS Rappahannock fired on a fishing boat near the mouth of Jebel Ali Port in Dubai Monday evening as it "ignored the warnings and came too close", Xinhua quoted sources as saying.
First Published: Jul 17, 2012 13:03 IST