The ex-MV Ruen, previously hijacked by Somali pirates in December 23, was spotted sailing as a pirate vessel, intending to engage in acts of piracy on the high seas.

On March 15, an Indian Navy warship intercepted the ex-MV Ruen. The pirate vessel responded by opening fire on the warship. However, the Indian Navy acted in self-defense and in accordance with international law to counter piracy, using minimal force necessary to neutralize the pirates' threat to shipping and seafarers.

The pirates onboard the vessel have been urged to surrender and release the vessel, along with any civilians they may be holding against their will.

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The Indian Navy remains steadfast in its commitment to maritime security and the safety of seafarers in the region.

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