Security has been beefed up along the coastal regions of Gujarat after an intelligence agency warned of a possible terror attack from Pakistani commandos in its security advisory. However, the alert issued by the Signal Superintendent of Deendayal Port Trust, Apurva Jadeja, is allegedly based on an old intelligence input from August 2.
While the alert was about commando exercise from across the border, Kandla Port is on high alert round the year.
"We receive inputs about possible terrorist infiltrations from time to time and we have enhanced the security at all vital installations in Kutch district, including the Kandla port," said Inspector General of Police (border range) D B Vaghela.
According to the recent security advisory, the Pakistan-trained commandos or terrorists have infiltrated into the Indian Territory via the Gulf of Kutch/Kutch through Harami Nala creek area (sea). The Pak-trained commandoes are believed to be trained in underwater attacks. The infiltration by Pakistan is aimed at creating a communal disturbance or terrorist attack in Gujarat.
The Intelligence Bureau had earlier alerted the Gujarat Police over possible infiltration of terrorists via sea routes. The security has been tightened and BSF and Indian Coast Guard are kept on high alert to prevent any untoward incidents in the state.
Adani Ports and SEZ issued a security advisory that read: "It is advised that all ships at Mundra port take utmost security measures and maintain a vigilant watch."
"All shipping agents and stakeholders are directed to inform their vessels accordingly and report any suspicious activity to marine control station and port operation centre immediately. Please note that Mundra port is maintaining security level 1. Security measures have also been enhanced on the shore side of the port. All are requested to cooperate with the security accordingly," the statement added.