Security has been beefed up at Gujarat’s Kandla port after intelligence inputs suggested that Pakistani “commandos” are likely to enter India through Kutch in Gujarat.
According to the inputs, the commandos may infiltrate through sea route using “small boats” to create “communal disturbance or terrorist attack” in Gujarat.
The Border Security Force (BSF) and the Indian Coast Guard have been put on high alert. Security agencies have enhanced vigil and patrolling in the area.
Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Karambir Singh had recently indicated that an “underwater wing” of Pakistan-based terror group Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) is training people to carry out attacks in India. He said all stakeholders in coastal security are ensuring that there is no intrusion from the sea.
Adani Port and SEZ in a statement said: “Inputs had been received from coast guard station that Pakistan-trained commandos have entered the Gulf of Kutch through the Harami Nala creek area and they are believed to be trained with underwater attacks. It is therefore directed to take utmost measures of security and prevent any untoward situation in Gujarat state. It is advised that all ships at Mundra port take utmost security measures and maintain a vigilant watch.”
Goa Police have also sounded an alert across the state and stepped up security.
Tamil Nadu and Kerala was also put on high alert following intelligence inputs that a six-member group of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) had infiltrated the state.
Source : Various