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Pakistani Boat With 7 Crew Members Apprehended Near Gujarat Coast

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  • According to the report, the boat is being sent to Okha (in Devbhumi Dwarka) for further rummaging and investigation.
  • According to individuals involved with the operation, the curiously moving boat began evasive manoeuvring after the ICG ship asked it stop in the Indian seas near the notional maritime border with Pakistan.

The Indian Coast Guard (ICG) detained a Pakistani fishing boat with seven crew members in Indian waters near the Gujarat coast on Wednesday, according to a Defense official. The ICG captured a Pakistani boat suspected of smuggling contraband on the evenings of May 30 and 31, based on intelligence provided by the Gujarat Anti Terrorist Squad (ATS), according to news agency PTI.

“On #intelligence input from ATS #Gujarat, the @IndiaCoastGuard ship Arinjay apprehended #Pakistani fishing Boat Al Noman with 07 crew in #Indian waters near #ArabianSea.” “A boat suspected of carrying contraband has been hauled to Okha for further searching and inquiry,” Gujarat’s Defense PRO tweeted.

According to the report, the boat is being sent to Okha (in Devbhumi Dwarka) for further rummaging and investigation.

“The Pakistani boat ‘Al Noman,’ with seven crew members, was apprehended by the ICG ship ‘Arinjay,’ on the intervening nights of May 30 and 31, based on an intelligence input supplied by the Gujarat ATS that it was carrying a shipment of contraband,” according to PTI.

During the preliminary check of the boat in the sea, no contraband was located, but the search will continue after it gets in Okha on June 2, they stated.

According to individuals involved with the operation, the curiously moving boat began evasive manoeuvring after the ICG ship asked it stop in the Indian seas near the notional maritime border with Pakistan.

“Despite a rough sea and severe weather, the ICG ship Arinjay manoeuvred and stopped the boat. “It was confirmed to be a Pakistani watercraft upon closer inspection,” they stated.

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