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Indian navy sinks suspected pirate mother ship

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the INS Tabar, is a 122-meter war machine, carrying cruise missiles, surface-to-air missiles and six-barreled 30 mm machine guns for close combat, according to the website GlobalSecurity.org.

Kudos Indian Navy, skillful use of techlonology and defeating destructive forces.

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Score one for the Indians.

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Bullseye!!

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Well done Indians! No currying favor with these pirates! Blast them into smithereens!

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Good job, guys.

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Outstanding. I'm glad to hear they sunk the pirates.

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Good Job INS Tabar!! Why can not the other countries do such? With the exception of the UK they do not want to do anything but watch. Again I salute the crew of this ship and the government of India for making the world a safer place for the peaceful.

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Good job. Hope the various naval assets in the area work closely to both eliminate these pirate scum and rescue any sailors being held.

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Great job for the new kid on the block. Of course I don't mean a new nation but an emerging world leader. I hope they will be even more active in this theater of operations. It would be nice to have a regional force forwarding the overall world interests.

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Seems like a lot of the pirates got away but at least the Tabar showed they meant business. Good work!

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My compliments to the Indian Navy their captian & the crew. We need more of this in the future & hope some other countries might see this as not only good training but good for the rest of the world to downgrade War Lords from small countries.

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About time! Good job! How about going after the ports where they keep the ships? They know exactly where they are keeping the stolen ships- a ransom doesn't really work if you can't hide the thing you stole- like a GIANT SUPERTANKER

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Well done Indian Navy!! No negotiations with terrorists/pirates! Murderers, thugs and bandits must know what's coming to them. Blast them to hell and make the world a safer place.

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Showing the rest of the Commonwealth how its done.

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Good job, India. Now the question is will President Obama and the United States finally step up to the plate and show some leadership?

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From the pirates' point of view, it must be an adrenalin rush. All or nothing. Glory or death. The local villagers stand in awe of the pirate deeds, and young people are unwilling to stay in traditional fishing, I read in the papers recently. Apart from a few boring old die-hard fishermen, everyone wants to be a pirate and make money and live the high life. Their real enemy will be the hard-line religious extremists who will want to milk this luctrative trade, I suspect, if this is not indeed already happening.

The West is still afraid of killing someone by mistake or without plainly viewable and justifiable cause.

From the pirates' side, a few killed or wounded every so often would merely add to the fun and excitement. No qualms about petty human life here, hahahahaha. Once they release a ship, however, the port might get attacked, so they will need to replace the ship immediately with the next one(s).

Reminds me of the gloriously catchy children's song, "A Pirate's Life for Me!"

... When I was two, I buckled my shoe, the day I went to sea. I jumped aboard a pirate ship, and the Captain said to me: We're going this way, that way, forwards & backwards over the *Irish Sea, A bottle of rum to fill my tum, and that's the life for me, har, har, har!

*Substitute Aden (for Irish).

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Maybe Uncle Sam's finest can swing by the area on their way home from Iraq and PULVERIZE anything in the area. I'm talking cluster bombs, airstrikes, missiles, attack dogs, napalm, germ warfare - give them everyhing we've got!

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But then you take out the boring old-fashioned honest hard-working fisher families too... a little collateral dam OK, Altria???

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Targets: speedboats, guys holding guns, boats with the pirate flag.

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Well, OK, but these boats look like thousands of other fishing boats, moving in unsuspicious patterns, and their flags will be more than likely dirty (freshly washed?) underwear.

In the recent British and Indian cases, it was only when guys started swarming the decks with rocket launchers, that they opened fire 'in self defence'.

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Maybe Uncle Sam's finest can swing by the area on their way home from Iraq and PULVERIZE anything in the area. I'm talking cluster bombs, airstrikes, missiles, attack dogs, napalm, germ warfare - give them everyhing we've got!

Then again, maybe we could take a more patient approach Altria. What about putting them on a "sixty-a-day" habit and making some money off them before they throw off their mortal coil.

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When do they sue the India Navy for wrongful death??? Im just kidding..

Doesnt this remind you of the way airliner hijacking was before 9-11... Let em take it pay the demands then no one gets hurt... Then 9-11 came and we decided dont let them take it at all cost... We need to apply that logic here.. Get aggressive right away....

Good job India... Do it again..... but next time hit em with the harpoon, and the 30mm Guns.. that will take out both the big ship and the speed boats.....

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So india shows how it is done.

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Way to go, Indian navy !!

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Well done India. The Russians are on their way there and you can bet they will follow India's approach and not the namby-pamby nonsense from the British and French forces. I'm not too concerned about the pirates human rights.

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Er... rurika, it was the British that started the tough action a couple of weeks ago. Or haven't you been following this too closely?

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Rurika, the article mentions that the pirates attacked the Indian ship. Naval ships of any nation in that situationwould have done what India did - slap the pirates down hard.

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Nippon 5

Good job India... Do it again..... but next time hit em with the harpoon, and the 30mm Guns.. that will take out both the big ship and the speed boats

It doesn't have Harpoon missiles, it's a Russian-built ship. They do have a 100mm main gun though - enough to ruin any pirate's day!

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nandakanmanda, I'm not sure what you mean? The pirates opened fire on a British frigate and shots were returned. As far as I know, the British killed 3 pirates and captured only 8. The French have only captured 6. It's progress but doesn't seem very 'tough' to me. There are 17 ships and over 250 crew captured in 2008 still being held by the pirates. Maersk have already announced their larger vessels will avoid the Aden route. 'Tough action' really needs to be tougher than this.

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I guess that the pirates were not alone onboard when they went down. I supose that they were accompanied by hostages kept inside the mothership, caged enemies, women forced into prostitution, slaves for the kitchen ...

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If the pirates were smart, they would send out their own report of the attack and it would be something like this:

Wedding party on a party boat was attacked by military warship while shooting off fireworks. 47 dead including 20 women and children. Bride and groom missing feared dead.

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Send in the Navy of the Democratic People's Republic of Blackwater, http://lloydslist.com/ll/news/blackwater-sends-warship-to-gulf-of-aden/20017581692.htm after the great job they did in Fallujah! That'll teach Johnny Depp and Company to mess with Rajwallah's boys!

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@Libertas

Are you serious? The trigger-happy goons of Blackwater would probably end-up firing on the ships they're supposed to protect.

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Nippon5 at 03:12 PM JST - 20th November

"When do they sue the India Navy for wrongful death??? Im just kidding.."

Why kidding? Imagine that a bank was robbed and now the criminals are inside the bank togehter hostages. Would anyone declare the bank as a robber's den which can therefore be burned up?

Meanwhile - 26th of November - it becomes more and more clear that the destroyed ship was not a pirates' "mother sphip" but rather the already captured "Ekawat Nava 5" from Thailand with 16 tied up sailors onboard when it went down.

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Dollhopf, can you quote your sources, please?

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to: nandakandamanda

Yes, of course! Here is an CNN article.

"Sunken 'pirate ship' was actually Thai trawler, owner says"

http://edition.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/africa/11/25/thai.trawler.india.navy/

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