India fishes for peace

Hopes tit for tat arrests will become thing of the past.

India fishes for peace in Pakistani waters

By Pradip R Sagar

NEW DELHI:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s coastal policy is paying dividends. The number of fishermen straying into each other’s waters along the 1,600-km long Gujarat coastline, responsible for triggering diplomatic squabbling with Pakistan, is declining.

From a whopping 250 boats caught each year by Pakistan Maritime Security Agency (PMSA) till late 2010, the figure has dropped to just 45 boats this year. Enhanced communication has reduced hostilities between the neighbours on the maritime boundary. However, the land border with Pakistan continues to be tense with frequent ceasefire violations aiding terrorists to infiltrate.

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