Tags: pirates | indian merchant ships | gun control

Piracy Spurs Armed Guards on Indian Ships

By John Lott   |  

India is trying to tackle piracy. It would be a lot cheaper if India let sailors use guns, instead of paying ransoms or turning over shipments.

At least by allowing armed security guards the government recognizes the benefits of self-defense. From The Hindu newspaper:

In view of the piracy attempts on merchant vessels, the Directorate-General of Shipping will soon issue a notification allowing armed security guards on board Indian merchant vessels . . . Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Nirmal Verma said piracy could be best tackled as a shared security threat and multilateral challenge. He said maritime piracy cost the world economy around $12 billion each year.


© 2015 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

1Like our page
2Share
JohnLott
India is trying to tackle piracy. It would be a lot cheaper if India let sailors use guns, instead of paying ransoms or turning over shipments. At least by allowing armed security guards the government recognizes the benefits of self-defense. From The Hindu newspaper:In...
pirates,indian merchant ships,gun control
109
 

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved