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Indian navy chief warns against armed guards

While an increasing number of countries are allowing their commercial fleets to carry armed guards on board the ships, a key player has now issued a warning: The chief of the Indian navy is highly concerned about the development.

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At a time when the number of countries allowing armed guards on board their commercial ships is rising steadily, one of the key regional superpowers is now warning against this trend.

India - which has already been involved in a serious diplomatic crisis with Italy concerning armed guards - fears that this armament could enable hostile nations or movement to attack the country under the guise of serving as armed guards on board a ship.

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