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Pakistani boats seized in Gujarat; Sri Lankan Navy arrests five Indian fishermen

During an extensive search operation conducted by the Border Security Force (BSF), three abandoned Pakistani boats have been seized near Sir Creek in Gujarat. Another such boat was seized today, taking the total to four in the last three days. The seizure indicates towards possible infiltration activities or smuggling of goods, arms and ammunition. The occupants seemed to have escaped to their country of origin in another boat before they could be captured.


Abandoned Pakistani boats have been a recurring phenomenon in Sir Creek. Security agencies regularly carry out search operations to ensure that cases of infiltration and smuggling could be minimized. It may be recalled that many terrorist attacks in India have been linked to men and resources being supplied through the sea route.

In a different case, Indian fishermen were at the receiving end, when the Sri Lankan Navy arrested five Tamil Nadu fishermen and impounded their boat. The Sri Lankan Navy claimed that these fishermen were operating in Sri Lanka’s territorial waters, due to which they have been arrested. Those arrested have been taken to Jaffna in the island nation. The incident occurred last night when these people were fishing neat Neduntheevu. The capture of Indian fishermen by Sri Lankan Navy is quite common along Tamil Nadu’s coastline bordering Sri Lanka.

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