INDIA on Saturday lodged a counter-protest with Pakistan against the 'risky manoeuvres by Pakistan Naval Ship (PNS) Babur in the high seas on June 16 which, it said, jeopardised the safety of Indian warship INS Godavari and its crew, reported India media. The protest was lodged through the High Commission of Pakistan in New Delhi. It said PNS Babur violated the relevant regulations on navigational safety as contained in the International Regulations for Prevention of Collisions at Sea and Article 10 of the Agreement between India-Pakistan on Advance Notice on Military Exercises, Manoeuvres and Troops Movements 1991. PNS Babur by its risky manoeuvres jeopardised the safety of INS Godavari and its crew, the Ministry of External Affairs said. The Naval Adviser of the Pakistan High Commission was summoned to the Ministry of Defence and the governments serious concern on this incident was conveyed. Indias move came a day after Pakistan on Friday had lodged a protest with New Delhi alleging that INS Godavari had not only hampered the humanitarian operations being carried out by PNS Babur for MV Suez, an Egyptian vessel that had been released after 10 months of captivity by Somali pirates, but also undertook dangerous manoeuvres. The Pakistani Foreign Office said the manoeuvres had resulted in the brushing of the sides of INS Godavari and PNS Babur. PNS Babur was escorting and assisting MV Suez which had been released after captivity by Somali pirates, it said. This incident constitutes a serious violation of international regulations pertaining to safe conduct at high seas and of the India-Pakistan Agreement of 1991 on Advance Notice of Military Exercise Maneuvers and Troops Movements. The Indian government has been asked to ensure non-recurrence of such incidents, the Pakistani Foreign Office statement added. The row comes days ahead of talks between Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao and her Pakistani counterpart Salman Bashir in Islamabad on June 23-24. In response to a question, the official spokesperson of the Indian Ministry of External Affairs, Vishnu Prakash, said Somalian piracy is a global challenge and menace, which requires a well-coordinated response by the international community. MV Suez that was seized in August 2010 has sailors from Egypt, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and India. During the preceding months, concerned Indian entities have been coordinating with their interlocutors overseas, which has led to the safe release of the sailors and the ship. MV Suez is now heading for Oman. Insinuations to the contrary by a few voices, stem from lack of appreciation of facts, and are totally baseless, he added.