Centre in touch with Interpol for hostages release: Tewari

Centre is in constant touch with Interpol for securing safe release of five Indian hostages held captive by the Somali pirates, Manish Tewari said.

`Hostage swap attempt points to lack of specific Indian law`

Tanker MT Asphalt Venture with a crew, including 15 Indians was hijacked en route to Durban (South Africa) from Mombasa (Kenya) by Somali pirates on September 28 last year.

Pirates keep Indian hostages after ransom

A pirate said it`s a retaliation for the arrest of over 100 Somali pirates by the Indian Navy.

All efforts on to secure release of Indian hostages: Govt

The government Thursday it is
making all efforts to seek the early release of 64 Indians held hostage by Somali pirates, including six on board an Egyptian cargo ship hijacked in the Gulf of Aden, in August last year.

Plea to centre to take steps to get hostages released

The Merchant Navy Officers Welfare Association (MNOWA), here has urged the Union government to take immediate steps to for the early release of the Indians who have been taken hostage by the Somali Pirates.

Indian hostages on hijacked ship safe: Company

A shipping company, whose vessel
along with 19 Indian and three other seafarers was hijacked 10
days back, on Tuesday said the pirates had established contact with
it and the hostages were safe.