Operation Sankalp

Operation Sankalp was initiated in 2019 in response to the rising diplomatic tensions between the United States and Iran in the Indian Ocean. It was launched following the explosion of two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman. The operation involved a naval ship and a helicopter patrolling the north-west Arabian Sea, Gulf of Oman and Persian Gulf from June 2019.
Under this operation, the Indian Navy provided safe passage to an average 16 Indian-flagged merchant vessels in the Gulf region every day. 23 warships were deployed under this operation. Indian Navy Armed Security Teams (IN-AST) were also onboard of Indian-flagged merchant vessels transiting in the region.

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