From UPSC perspective, the following things are important :
Prelims level : Op Sankalp
Mains level : Maritime security and logistics
- Indian Navy launched Operation Sankalp in the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman to reassure Indian flagged vessels transiting through the area following the recent maritime incidents in the region.
- The operation has been launched in the wake of escalating tension in the Gulf of Oman, where two oil tankers were attacked last week.
- INS Chennai and INS Sunayna have been deployed in the region to undertake maritime security operations.
- In addition, aerial surveillance in the area is also being done by IN aircraft.
- The Information Fusion Centre – Indian Ocean Region of the Indian Navy keeps watch on the movement of ships in the Gulf region.