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Piracy: A Fresh Look is Essential

Commander Sarabjeet Singh Parmar is Research Fellow at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi. Click here for detailed profile.
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  • February 14, 2011

    Piracy especially in mid-ocean areas is on the increase. It is evident that present measures in force are unable to contain acts of piracy. Issues such as the legalities involved and inadequacy of maritime forces available vis-à-vis the spatial extent of piracy are hindering anti-piracy operations. Therefore, land-based operations could be the only viable solution to deter piracy. A fresh look is required at the international level to deal with this scourge effectively. It is time for India to take the lead and push for a change in tack both regionally and in international fora.

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