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US Ship Firing: India Seeks Report From UAE Envoy
India has sought a report from its Ambassador in the UAE on the killing of an Indian fisherman in a US Navy ship firing at a docking point in Dubai even as the US today said the incident is under investigation.

External Affairs Minister S M Krishna has sought a report on the incident from Indian Ambassador to Dubai M K Lokesh apart from asking the government there to investigate the case, official sources said here.

An Indian fisherman was killed and three others were wounded yesterday when a security team onboard a US Navy ship fired at their small boat off Dubai. The fishing boat had four Indians and two Emirate nationals on board when the incident took place in Jabel Ali, a frequent docking point for American naval vessels about 30 miles southwest of Dubai, according to an UAE official.

Meanwhile, the US embassy here issued a very brief statement maintaining that firing took place after "the vessel disregarded non-lethal warnings and rapidly approached the US ship."

"The Embassy of the US would like to convey its condolences to the families of the crew of a small motor vessel, which came under fire from the USNS Rappahannock on July 16, after the vessel disregarded non-lethal warnings and rapidly approached the US ship. We wish to inform you that the incident is under investigation," the embassy statement said.

According to sources, the Indian Embassy in Washington also got in touch with the Pentagon and the State Department soon after the incident to seek details.

In Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu, Karaiyur Fishermen Association President Malairajan said yesterday that the dead fisherman has been identified as Sekar of Periyapattinam in Ramanathapuram district.

The injured are Muniraj, Panpuvan and Murugan who also hail from Ramanathapuram, he said, adding Munira had been admitted to hospital with bullet injuries.
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2/D-98
Jul 17, 2012
06:18 PM

My deepest condolence to the family of Shankar, who is shot dead by United Slaves. I will never believe that the Navy ship is not equipped with latest satellite technology to identify enemy objects and watch them closely, even if they are approaching from a far distance. It is indeed a false flag operation like 9/11 in order to begin further attacks on Iran and other Asian countries.

E.V.R.Naiker, Chennai
1/D-63
Jul 17, 2012
02:09 PM

 
 

US Ship Firing: India Seeks Report From UAE Envoy
PTI | New Delhi | Jul 17, 2012

 

A feeble regret by the USA's unprovoked firing for killing an indian fisherman,does not suffice.

The causes behind the 'communication gap' between the US navy and the fisherman community,must be investigated.

The next of kins of the deceased must also be duly compensated.


A K SAXENA  (A retired civil servant)

www.aksaxena.co.in

A K SAXENA, DELHI.INDIA
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