Dubbed by experts as ‘strategic shadow boxing,’ two Russian strategic bombers conducted practice cruise missile attacks on the United States during a training mission last week, apparently timed to the NATO summit in Wales.
On 24 April 2012, the then External Affairs Minister, Shri SM Krishna, introduced the Piracy Bill 2012 in the Lok Sabha. This was intended to make piracy a crime and provide clarity in Indian law.
World’s reaction to this operation has been evidently divided. US and Canada supported Israel and were critical of Hamas, Muslim world condemned and denounced Israel for its repressive and vengeful policies.