HomeInternational GeopoliticsBulgarian President Rumen Radev Thanks PM Modi For Indian Navy’s Anti-Piracy Operation;...

Bulgarian President Rumen Radev Thanks PM Modi For Indian Navy’s Anti-Piracy Operation; PM Modi asserts that India is committed to Combat Piracy, Terrorism In Indian Ocean

Source : Asian News International (ANI)

Bulgarian president
Indian Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi (Left) and Bulgarian President Rumen Radev (Right)

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday reaffirmed India’s commitment to safeguarding freedom of navigation and combating piracy and terrorism in the Indian Ocean region.

His remarks came in response to a message from Bulgarian President Rumen Radev, expressing gratitude for the safe return of seven Bulgarian nationals.

On Monday, the Bulgarian President expressed his gratitude to the Indian Navy for successfully carrying out a rescue operation on the hijacked Bulgarian ship, MV Ruen.

PM Modi expressed appreciation for the President of Bulgaria Radev, and conveyed India’s satisfaction that the seven Bulgarian nationals were safe and would soon be returning home.

“Appreciate your message President @PresidentOfBg. We are happy that 7 Bulgarian nationals are safe and will be returning home soon. India is committed to protecting freedom of navigation and combating piracy and terrorism in the Indian Ocean region,” said PM Modi in a post on X.

The “Rouen” ship with eight Bulgarians, nine Myanmarese and one Angolan citizen on board was captured by pirates in the Arabian Sea in December last year.

In an official post on X, the Bulgarian President said, “My sincere gratitude to PM @narendramodi for the brave action of Navy rescuing the hijacked Bulgarian ship “Ruen” and its crew, including 7 Bulgarian citizens.” Meanwhile, Bulgaria’s foreign minister Mariya Gabriel in a Facebook post said on Saturday that she held a conversation with the Indian Ambassador to Bulgaria Sanjay Rana for the Indian Navy’s Operation on MV Ruen and thanked him for rescuing Bulgarian nationals.

Bulgarian foreign minister thanked the Navy

In a recent post on Facebook Bulgaria’s foreign minister Mariya Gabriel said, “Today, March 16, with the help of the Indian Navy, the crew of the ship “Rouen” hijacked on December 14, 2023, including seven Bulgarian citizens, was released.” “Thanks to the efforts of the Indian military, the entire crew of the ship was freed. All sailors are in good health and efforts are currently being made for their timely return to Bulgaria,” she added.

Bulgarian Crew Held by Pirates

Speaking regarding the incident, she stated that the ship “Rouen” with eight Bulgarians, nine Myanmar and one Angolan citizen on board was captured by pirates in the Arabian Sea in December last year. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in close cooperation with all competent institutions, the overseas representations of the Republic of Bulgaria in the region and international partners is actively involved in the efforts to release the Bulgarian crew.” On March 16, at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, a conversation was also held with the Indian ambassador in Sofia, Ambassador Sanjay Rana and an additional request was made to the Indian side for assistance and to take all possible actions to protect the life and health of the crew.

She added in her statement, “I am extremely grateful for the assistance of the Indian side in the process of releasing the Bulgarian sailors.”

RELATED ARTICLES

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Aatmanirbhar Bharat

All

HAL, NAL sign tech transfer pact for Tejas engine day door production

Bengaluru: Defence PSU Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) said on Monday it has signed a Transfer of Technology agreement with National Aerospace Laboratories for the...

Military spending: India fourth-largest military spender, overall global spending accelerates: SIPRI report

India was the fourth largest military spender globally in 2023, a leading conflict think-tank said on Monday. At $83.6 billion, the country’s military expenditure...

AMCA 5th Generation Stealth Fighter Updates

AMCA to be integrated with sophisticated indigenous Distributed Aperture System (DAS) that making it a formidable air asset for the Indian Air Force

Source : IgMp Bureau India’s Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft (AMCA) is on the brink of a revolutionary transformation with the integration of a sophisticated Distributed...

AMCA to incorporate the best features of both 5th and 6th Generation fighters: ADA sources

Source : IgMp Bureau India's strides toward indigenous air dominance receive a substantial boost with the green signal for the Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft (AMCA)...

Most Popular

Recent Comments

Archive Months

Miscellanous

HC says person acquitted of moral turpitude cannot be denied appointment in armed forces

A person, who has been acquitted in an offence of moral turpitude on the grounds of benefit of doubt, cannot be denied appointment in...

Future Next-Gen F/A-18 SH or F/A-XX could be a manned or unmanned version

Source : Bulgarian Military Washington: The next-generation successor to the US Navy’s F/A-18 Super Hornet could be developed in two versions, or allow it to...

Why Air Force is phasing out ‘flying coffins’ for HAL-made Mark 1A fighter jets?

The Indian Air Force is set to get 100 new TEJAS fighter jets in an effort to phase out the aging MiG-21 fighter jets,...

rajnath singh: ‘If Pakistan can’t eliminate terrorists, it can take India’s help’: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh extended an offer to Pakistan on Thursday, suggesting that if Pakistan struggles to handle terrorists operating from its soil, they...
Visits
error: Content is protected !!