Preliminary information indicates the crew to be Pakistani fishermen, officials said.

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news Pakistan Sunday, October 02, 2016 - 16:16

The Indian Coast Guard on Sunday apprehended a Pakistani boat with nine crew members off the Gujarat coast, officials said.

Coast Guard officials apprehended the crew members travelling in the boat as soon as it eneterd in Indian waters around 10.15 am.

"In the prevailing scenario, Coast Guard ship Samudra Pavak apprehended a Pakistani boat with nine crew members," an official statement said.

"Preliminary information indicates the crew to be Pakistani fishermen. However, the boat and the crew members were being escorted to Porbandar for further joint investigation," it added.

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