BSF foils infiltration bid by Pak boats near Harami Nala

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 9, 2010 - 23:14

Ahmedabad: An infiltration bid by some
Pakistani boats was foiled by the Border Security Force (BSF)
near the Harami Nala area on the Indo-Pak border in western
part of Kutch district, BSF sources said here on Tuesday.

The incident occurred last night when more than one boat
from Pakistan side entered Indian waters from the Harami Nala
area as the water level was high due to high tide in the
Arabian Sea, they said.

The BSF patrol which was stationed near the Nala saw the
boats and warned them to go back and later opened fire,
sources said.

According the sources, though the Pakistani boats were
out of firing range, the shots acted as a deterrent forcing
the boats to retreat.

There were no causalities in the incident and no firing
from the Pakistan side, they added.

Sources further said that generally the boats which cross
into Indian side are fishing boats with fishermen, who come in
Harami Nala area during high tide to catch fish.

Harami Nala is a sluggish and shallow water channel in
the remotest creek area, spread over 500 sq km and is used to
witness intrusion from Pakistani fishermen.

The marshy topography has made it difficult for our
troops to react swiftly against infiltration.

Last month too, the BSF had foiled an infiltration bid by
Pakistani boat in the same Harminala area.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, March 9, 2010 - 23:14

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