India, China to combat pirates together

Updated: 2012-02-02 14:48


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NEW DELHI - India and China are arranging cooperation in combating pirates in the Indian Ocean by holding a meeting of navy officers recently to ensure effective communication and cooperation, reported local daily The Tribune Thursday.

This is the first working relationship on the high seas between the Indian Navy and the People's Liberation Army of China navy forces, said the report.

"The Naval arrangement cooperation started a month ago and has provided more safety and better utilization of resources. It is a working-level meeting to ensure effective communication and cooperation," the paper quoted Rear Admiral Monty Khanna, Assistant Chief of Naval Staff for foreign cooperation and intelligence as saying.