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2. Definitions.-

In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires,-

(a) "aircraft" has the meaning assigned to it in clause (ii) of section 4 of the Air Force Act, 1950 (45 of 1950);

(b) "aircraft papers" includes all books, passes, charter parties, bills of lading, customs receipts, manifests, certificates, licences, lists, tickets, notes, letters and other documents and writings delivered up or found on board a captured aircraft;

(c) "Armed Forces" means the Army, Navy and Air Force or any part of any one or more of them and includes any other armed force in the service of, or employed with, the Army, Navy or Air Force during hostilities;

(d) "goods" includes all such things as may be subject to adjudication as prize, but in the case of a naval prize does not include any aircraft or boat unless the aircraft or boat is a part of the cargo of a ship;

(e) "Prize Court" means a prize court established under section 3;

(f) "Indian citizen" includes a company registered in India and having its principal place of business in India;

(g) "military aircraft" means any aircraft belonging to the Armed Forces and includes any armed aircraft in the service of the Armed Forces and any other aircraft used as a transport or auxiliary or in any other way for the purpose of prosecuting or aiding hostilities;

(h) "prize" means anything which, subject to this Act and the rules made thereunder, may be subjected to adjudication and includes a ship or an aircraft and goods carried therein, irrespective of whether the ship is captured at sea or seized in port or whether the aircraft is on or over land or sea at the time of capture or seizure;

(i) "ship" includes a vessel and a boat with the tackle, furniture and apparel of the ship, vessel or boat;

(j) "ship-of-war" means any ship belonging to the Armed Forces and includes any armed ship in the service of the Armed Forces and any other ship used as transport or auxiliary or in any other way for the purpose of prosecuting or aiding hostilities;

(k) "ship papers" includes all books, passes, sea briefs, charter parties, bills of lading, customs receipts, manifests, certificates, licences, lists, tickets, notes, letters and other documents and writings delivered up or found on board a ship captured at sea or seized in port.



Naval and Aircraft Prize Act, 1971 Back




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