Pakistani Army fired on 2 ships off the coast of Gujarat, a fisherman was injured | Instant News


An Indian fisherman was injured on Sunday night after Pakistani Marine personnel opened fire on two ships near the international maritime boundary line (IMBL) in the Arabian Sea off the coast of Okha in Gujarat, police said.

Two fishing vessels from Okha in Devbhumi Dwarka district may have crossed the IMBL on Sunday night, after Pakistani Marine personnel opened fire on them, injuring one fisherman, said Police Inspector Devbhumi Dwarka from Police Rohan Anand.

“The two ships may have crossed the IMBL, and they have an interface with the Pakistani Marines, who fired at them. From whatever information we received, a fisherman was injured in the shooting,” Anand said.

“The fishermen made an emergency call to the Indian Coast Guard on their radio. ICG contacted their Pakistani colleagues through their normal communication channels. Pakistani Marines confirmed that they had captured the two ships. After this, ICG sent their ship ‘Arinjay’ to escort the two the ship returned, “he said.

The incident came two days after India retaliated against violations of the ceasefire by Pakistan by Pakistan targeted artillery attacks in terror camps throughout the LoC, and a week after five Indian soldiers were martyred after involving intruders who crossed the LoC.

The Gujarat government on Saturday gave the fishing industry permission to operate amid the locking up of the national corona virus.

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