“After getting a distress call about the attack by pirates on the cargo vessel OS 35 on Saturday night with 19 Filipino crew members, the Indian Navy sent two frontline warships, INS Mumbai and INS Tarkash, while the Chinese Navy also moved in its missile frigate Yulin.
While the Indian Navy deployed a helicopter that provided air cover, the Chinese side sent in a team of 18 personnel to sanitise the merchant ship. At the end of the operation, the Chinese Navy thanked Indian Navy for its role in successful operation.
The Indian Navy also returned compliment to their Chinese counterparts. Pakistani and Italian warships had also responded to calls for help and reached the spot.