The brave sailors of the Indian Navy today thwarted a pirate attack on a ship flying the Indian flag in the Gulf of Aden. Indian ship MV Jag Amar was under attack by twelve suspected pirates at around 12:30 pm this afternoon, according to PTI report. The spokesperson of the Navy tweeted: "#AntiPiracyOps INS Trishul (file pic) thwarts piracy attempt on Indian ship MV Jag Amar at 1230h this noon in Gulf of Aden @DefenceMinIndia." The blow-by-blow pictures are spectacular and will definitely make your chest swell with pride, watch: (Indian Navy)
Stealth frigate INS Trishul has thwarted the attack. The operation was conducted by Indian Navy's Marine Commandos or MARCOS. (Indian Navy)
This is the moment during which piracy attempt on Indian flagged bulk carrier MV JagAmar with 26 Indian crew was foiled. The Navy recovered 1 AK-47, 1 magazine with 27 rounds, grapnels, ropes, fuel drums and ladders.
The Indian Navy also confirmed that the MV Jag Amar and 26 Indian crew are safe. (Indian Navy)
The Gulf of Aden, a 1,000 km stretch of water located between the coasts of Yemen and Somalia, is jointly policed by India, China and the combined Maritime Forces - a 32-nation multi-national naval force - to counter pirates. (Indian Navy)
The Indian Navy has continuously deployed a ship against piracy since 2008. (Indian Navy)