of the Pakistan's Maritime security agency (PMSA) died and another missing and
two rescued by the Indian coast guards in a freak accident near the Gujarat
coast in the early hours of April 10
A fleet of PMSA
boats had entered the Indian territorial waters around seventy nautical miles
off the Jakhau port and started rounding up the local fishermen fishing in the
area charging that they had trespassed into Pakistani waters.
After rounding up
the Indian fishermen the Pakistani boats were escorting them to Karachi Port.
During the journey to Pakistani port the fishing trawler Mehanoor broke down
and collided with the fast boat of PSMA. In the collision the Pakisani boat
capsized throwing the six commandos into the sea.
On receipt of a
message about the accident Indian coastguard ship Arinjay reached the spot and
found bodies of three Pakistani commandos floating, the coast guard personnel
rescued two Pakistani commandos and handed them over to the PMSA.
After the coastguard officials handed over the bodies
of two Pakistani commandos to PMSA the latter released the Indian boats
including the one that caused the accident. According to coastguard sources the
accident took place about ten nautical miles within the Indian territorial