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Navy committed to thwarting piracy in Gulf of Aden: Chief of Naval Staff

Dec 03, 2018 16:01 IST
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Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Sunil Lanba speaking at a presser in New Delhi said, “As regards our commitment to thwarting piracy in Gulf of Aden, Navy remains committed to curbing this global menace”. Speaking on the American tourist killed in the Andamans, the Navy chief said that there was no failure in coastal security construct in the killing of John Allen Chu by the Sentinel tribe in Andaman islands. “I don’t see this as failure of coastal security construct,” Lanba said on being asked about the killing. “He came as tourist in Andaman and Nicobar islands and had requisite permissions to be there,” the Navy chief said, adding that the case is being investigated by the Andaman and Nicobar Command police.