Pakistani boat with 9 crew members apprehended off Gujarat coast

A preliminary inquiry indicated that the crew were Pakistani fishermen, however, the boat and the crew members are being escorted to Porbandar for further investigation.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: October 2, 2016 5:28 pm
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The Indian Coast Guard on Sunday apprehended a Pakistani boat off the coast of Gujarat. Nine crew members are being questioned by authorities.

In a statement issued by the Coast Guard PRO, Wing Commander Abhishek Matiman said: “In the prevailing security scenario, wherein enhanced vigil with deployment of ships and aircraft by the Indian Coast Guard is being exercised off the Gujarat coast, the Indian Coast Guard ship Samudra Pavak apprehended a Pakistani boat with 09 crew members at about 1015 hours today.”

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A preliminary inquiry indicated that the crew were Pakistani fishermen, however, the boat and the crew members are being escorted to Porbandar for further investigation.

The apprehension of the Pakistani boat comes days after the Indian Army conducted surgical strike across LoC, following which a high alert has been sounded across the land and sea border with the neighbouring country.

Earlier on Friday, the Coast Guard had said that sensitive sea areas off Gujarat coast have been “sanitised” and surveillance enhanced following India’s surgical strike on terror launch pads across the LoC.

The Coast Guard had also advised the fishing community and other stakeholders to maintain enhanced vigil and report any abnormal activity either at sea or in areas close to the coast.

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    khan
    Oct 2, 2016 at 1:28 pm
    Indian military has become very advanced especially in medicines as well....the way they wedded military tactics with modern medical procedures is awesome......and the example is the latest 'surgical strikes'......lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;These were not surgical strikes, rather they were Laparoscopic ones, which are done through very small s, and doesn't cause a pain.........lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;............."Laparoscopic surgery, also called minimally invasive surgery (MIS), bandaid surgery, or key surgery, is a modern surgical technique in which operations are performed far from their location through small incisions (usually 0.5–1.5 cm) elsewhere in the body...........source Wikipedia encyclopedia.....lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Great to know, They performed and we were not hurt, and their public is celebrating..... they have a larger potion, but a large number of s as well.......
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      Michellegt;Vedicgt;human
      Oct 2, 2016 at 10:25 am
      Good job,---now return the stra Indian soldier babu LAL Chauhan and India will think about the 9 poky pigs.
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        Arp K
        Oct 2, 2016 at 12:37 pm
        If they are poor innocent fishermen, then, please please please return them back safely. It is very important that we do the right thing.
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          Kaliyug
          Oct 2, 2016 at 2:57 pm
          Good job India! Catch these terrorists posing as fishermen.
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            DD
            Oct 2, 2016 at 1:29 pm
            !!! stan will soon be divided into 4 pieces. Insha Allah..lt;br/gt;Allah ki yahi marzi hai.lt;br/gt;Ameen
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              DD
              Oct 2, 2016 at 1:46 pm
              stan will soon be divided into 4 pieces. Insha Allah.. Allah ki yahi marzi hai. Ameen
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              Anand
              Oct 2, 2016 at 4:24 pm
              innocent people are being victimized for political gains..
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                khan
                Oct 2, 2016 at 5:50 pm
                Bloody indian cowards, pick up unarmed civilians and then act brave, where is the evidence of your surgical strikes, Modhi ji ki dhoti nahin khuli tum chootion sey?
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