AHMADABAD: The Border Security Force (BSF) today apprehended a Pakistani national and seized his fishing boat in the Arabian Sea off the Gujarat coast.
While patrolling in the general area of Harami Nallah off Kutch district at around 0315 hours, a team of the border guarding force seized a double-engine fishing boat and apprehended a Pakistani fisherman, a BSF statement said here.
"The Pakistani fisherman had entered into the Indian waters violating International Maritime Boundary Line for fishing," it said.
The apprehended fisherman was identified as Mushtaq Qadir, a resident of Sujawal district in Sindh province, the release said.
"A search operation is still continuing and the entire area is being thoroughly combed.
The operation was planned tactically and total surprise was maintained during the conduct of the operation to nab the miscreants (sic)," it added.