BSF seizes Pakistani boat on Ravi in Pathankot sector

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Amid heightened vigil, an empty Pakistani boat on Tuesday was seized by BSF troops from River Ravi in Punjab’s Pathankot sector.

“We have captured a Pakistani boat which had washed away to this side in River Ravi along the International Border (IB) in Pathankot sector”, a senior BSF officer said.

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He said it was an empty boat.

The boat was probably washed away due to rising water level in River Ravi in Pathankot sector, he said.

The seizure comes at a time when there is heightened vigil due to increasing tension between India and Pakistan.

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The seizure comes two days after a Pakistani boat with nine crew members was apprehended off the Gujarat coast by the Indian Coast Guard on 2 October.

Coast Guard Ship ‘Samudra Pavak’ apprehended the Pakistani boat having nine crew members off Gujarat coast during patrolling.

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