In reaction to successful international naval efforts to secure the Gulf of Aden, Somali pirates continue to push into the Indian Ocean:
Somali Pirates move towards India
Hunting pirates is becoming more and more like a game of Whack-the-Mole, as the pirates adapt to each strategy international forces throw at them. Perversely, constant naval pressure may be breeding a higher class of pirate, as groups ranging 1,100 miles into the Indian Ocean require a much higher degree of sophistication--in terms of boats, supply logistics, navigational skills and equipment, and intelligence--than those floating in the Gulf of Aden waiting for a target of opportunity. By necessity, only the more advanced pirate gangs are likely to succeed in the new reality being created by the Gulf of Aden safety corridor...and they are continuing to get more advanced by the day.