Monday, October 19, 2009

10 ships scan Gujarat coast for terrorists

AHMEDABAD: Indian Navy and Coast Guard are scanning the deep seas along the Gujarat coast for militants as part of ‘Operation Raksha’ launched on

Dussehra in the wake of warning by intelligence agencies of another 26/11-type attack.

Navy and Coast Guard have deployed more than 10 ships for the operation in Arabian Sea off Gujarat coast. Coast Guards surveillance aircraft have also been pressed into service, official sources said.

Though so far no suspicious ship or militants have been detained, the operation has led to seizure of a couple of boats that had set sail from Pakistani ports and were carrying Pakistani and Bangladeshi nationals in the past fortnight, sources said.

The operation was launched after alerts from some countries and warning by India’s intelligence agencies that there was possibility of another 26/11-type attack. 

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