In a written reply to Lok Sabha, Mr Parrikar said there has been no incident of piracy in the Eastern Arabian Sea since March 2012.
He said India has been deploying one naval warship in the Gulf of Aden for anti-piracy patrol since October 2008 and more than 3,088 ships have been escorted.
Interestingly, Mr Parrikar, while addressing a maritime conference in Bhubaneshwar on March 22, had said Somali pirates are "shifting their location" towards India, but the country is watchful to deal with such threats.
"They may not be next to India but... We are watchful and careful," Mr Parrikar had said.
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