Fifty-five Indian fishermen have been arrested by the Pakistan Navy for
allegedly fishing in the countryís territorial waters according to reports
published in the Pakistan media The Navy
has also seized nine Indian fishing boats during a four-day operation last week
in the Arabian Sea, .
The Navy deployed speed boats to intercept the boats of Indian fishermen,
who were arrested as they were fishing illegally in Pakistanís territorial
waters. ďThe fishermen, after initial investigations, have been handed over to
the local police,
Fishermen from Pakistan and India are frequently detained for illegally
fishing in each otherís territorial waters since the Arabian Sea does not have
a clearly defined marine border and the wooden boats, used by fishermen, lack
the technology to avoid them from drifting away.
government had released 70 Indian fishermen from its jail as a goodwill gesture
late last month. They are on their way back to India through Wagah land border