Intelligence sources have warned the border forces that Pakistan-trained commandos and terrorists are attempting to enter the Gulf of Kutch and Sir Creek area in small boats. A high alert has been sounded in coastal Gujarat after getting intelligence inputs about possible underwater attacks on the coasts of Gujarat and other ports.
According to the inputs, the commandos may infiltrate through sea route using “small boats” to create “communal disturbance or terrorist attack” in Gujarat. Sources said that BSF and Indian Coast Guard along with other security agencies have been put on high alert. Enhanced vigil and patrolling in the area is underway, a source said.
Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Karambir Singh had recently intimated 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.
A statement by Adani Ports and SEZ 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.”