NATO and Indian Counter-Piracy Task Force Commanders Meet

The INS DELHI conducts escorts of convoys transiting through the Internationally Recommended Transit Corridor (IRTC).

From Allied Command Operations:  The Commander of NATO’s counter-piracy task force, Commodore Christian Rune, Royal Danish Navy, met with the Commander of the Indian counter-piracy task group, Captain S. Srikant, Commanding Officer of INS DELHI yesterday.

Onboard NATO’s flagship, HDMS ESBERN SNARE, in Salalah, Oman, they discussed developments in counter-piracy tactics and improvements in communications and information sharing between the forces.
Commodore Rune said "Indian naval forces’ contribution to the counter-piracy operation in the Horn of Africa region is pivotal to the effort to provide safe passage for international merchant shipping through this very busy maritime corridor. The escorts of merchant ship convoys provided by the Indian Task Force compliments the counter-piracy efforts of the other international organizations, including NATO’s Operation Ocean Shield, in this effort to stop pirates. …”

While conducting the escorts, Indian Navy assets co-operate and share information with the international organizations conducting counter-piracy in the Horn of Africa region including task forces from NATO (Operation Ocean Shield), the European Union (Operation Atalanta), Coalition Maritime Forces, and other nations providing unilateral support to the effort.  (photo: Warships)

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