Following the attempt from the terrorist group Lashkar-e-Toiba to carry out a terrorist attack on the port of Porbandara at the end of December, the Indian Authorities have told the Customs and Immigration Authorities to adhere to all documentation formalities for vessels entering Indian Territorial Waters, especially with regard to Security Guards, arms and ammunition on board vessels.
This is a reaction to the Pakistan boat that was blown up near to Porbandar and it transpires that the four men on-board the boat were active members of the terrorist group Lashkar-e-Toiba, who had planned to blow up the Naval base at Porbandar port, at a time close to when Prime Minister Narendra Modi is due to visit.
Sources say that the boat took the same route as the 26/11 terrorists Ajmal Kasab and others in Kuber in 2008. The four men on the boat were paid a huge amount by Lashkar handlers to execute the operation. Sources also added that the men on the boat were in regular contact with the Pakistan army and marine officials.
The boat came onto the radar a fortnight before the incident and all concerned authorities were alerted beforehand. According to these same sources, the entire operation was monitored by top Indian intelligence and security officials with the National Security Advisor's (NSA) assent.
As the Navy failed to take effective action, despite advance alert, an internal probe has been ordered over the incident. The diesel smuggling boat theory is considered to be incorrect, as smuggling boats do not come so close to the ports.
Please ensure that all your documentation is in order and that the correct procedures are carried out before entering Indian Territorial Waters.
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