Vigil up on Guj coast
Vigil has been enhanced on the Gujarat coast, which have vital installations like ports, oil refineries and famous temples at Dwarka and Somnath, following inputs from intelligence agencies about possible infiltration bids by terrorists through the sea route.
The alert has been issued for coastal districts of Gujarat based on an input received from the Intelligence Bureau (IB) recently, Devbhoomi-Dwarka District Superintendent of Police R J Pargi said.
“As per a fresh IB input, there is a possibility of infiltration through the sea route. The coast of Devbhoomi-Dwarka is very close to Pakistan.
Thus, if someone wants to enter India using a boat, they may chose our coast due to proximity. We have put our men on alert after receiving the input,” he said.
The fresh IB inputs have come days after Indian Army’s surgical strikes across the Line of Control. Gujarat, having 1,600 km-long coastline, shares border with Pakistan.