With inputs received from coast guard station that Pakistan-trained commandos have entered the Gulf of Kutch, a high alert has been put in all ports in Gujarat. According to a statement by Adani Ports and SEZ Pakistani commandos are likely to infiltrate into Indian Territory through the Kutch area, through sea route to create communal disturbances or terrorist attack in Gujarat.
“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,” the Adani statement says.
Deendayal Port Trust, earlier known as Kandla Port Trust in Kutch, has also released an alert directing enhanced security measures that include “highest state of readiness and vigilance”, the deployment of maximum possible assets and personnel to plug vulnerable areas, tracking suspicious individuals or boats near the coast, patrolling along the coast and checking of all vehicles in offices or homes nearby.
The reports come a few days after Navy Chief Admiral Karambir Singh citing intelligence reports to claim that Pakistan-based terror group Jaish-e-Mohammed is training members for underwater attacks. Navy is in high vigil following tension between India and Pakistan over the government’s decisions on Kashmir, and provocative statements from Pakistan over the past few weeks.