India strongly condemned the attack by Pakistan maritime forces carried on two Indian boats off the coast of Gujarat. Explicitly, Pakistan Agency attacked Indian fishermen onboard two Indian fishing boats, ‘Omkar‘ and ‘Mahasagar‘. According to reports, there were eight fishermen on the boats. As a matter of fact, the crew members made distress calls to the Indian Coast Guard on their radio sets. Consequently, a coast guard ship, Arinjay, went to guard the boats back. However, one fisherman sustained injuries in the firing.
“The deplorable act by PMSA of firing at a fishing vessel and causing bodily harm to an Indian fisherman is in contravention of all established norms and practices. Pakistani authorities are called upon to instruct its forces to refrain from such acts of unprovoked violence”, the Ministry of External Affairs said. However, Pakistan has not yet made an official statement on the incident.
India also criticized the ceasefire breach by Pakistan in Jammu & Kashmir which took lives of three civilians. In essence, unprovoked Ceasefire Violation initiated by Pakistan in Keran Sector at 5 pm. Pakistan is now targeting the civilian population in Kupwara Sector near the Line of Control resulting in killing 3 innocent civilians including one woman and a child. As per a Defence Ministry spokesperson.