In the second such incident within a week, the Pakistan Maritime Security Agency (PMSA) has apprehended 55 fishermen from Gujarat in the Indian waters and also seized their boats near Jakhau port off the Gujarat coast, National Fishworkers' Forum (NFF) said on Thirsday.
In a stern warning to all Gujarat fishermen, Inspector General of Coast Guard (CG) Kuldip Singh Sheoran on Friday said that no fishermen will be allowed to venture into the sea off Gujarat coast if they fail to produce their bio-metric ID cards.
Terming the Gujarat coast as "highly sensitive", a Parliamentary panel has recommended to the Union Home Ministry to fill up infrastructural and logistical gaps to tighten coastal security in the state as it is facing a hostile atmosphere.
A Indian fisherman was killed and 30 others were allegedly kidnapped by Pakistani Maritime Security Agency, which took them away in five boats from international waters off Jakhau coast in Gujarat, a member of fishermen boat association said.
The government has given approval for
setting up seven radar stations on Gujarat coast along with a
Coast Guard station at Pipavav in the state, Defence Minister
A K Antony told the Lok Sabha on Monday.
Fourteen Pakistani nationals
have been arrested and their boat seized for illegally
entering Indian waters from near Jhakhau off the west coast in
Kutch district, Indian Coast Guard (ICG) officials said on Tuesday.