Abandoned Pakistani boat found near border area in Punjab


AMRITSAR: A deserted Pakistani boat , which floated towards the Indian side, was seized by BSF troops early today from Ravi river close Atari outskirt in Punjab’s Amritsar region.

“It is possible that this Pakistani boat had got washed away to Indian side in Ravi river along the border as it had anchor along with it.” BSF Director General K K Sharma said.Nearby fields were also searched as part of standard security procedure.

The seizure of the boat comes amid the heightened tension between India and Pakistan after the surgical strikes across Line of Control in Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir.On October 2, a Pakistani vessel with nine group individuals was caught off the Gujarat coast by the Indian Coast Guard.