Chandigarh, August 29: Alert has been sounded by officials after an intelligence report that warned an attack by Pakistan-trained commandos along the Gujarat coast.
Though the authorities claimed that the alert was based on an Intelligence bureau input, the Gujarat Police have denied reports that a 'commando group trained by Pakistan' had breached the Indian maritime boundary.
The Port Trust authorities, in a message, said the Pakistan-trained commandoes are believed to have entered the Gulf of Kutch through the Harami Nala Creek Area.
The message said: "It is therefore directed to take utmost measures of security and prevent any untoward situation in Gujarat state, all ships at DPT (Deendayal Port Trust) to take utmost security measures and maintain anti-terror watch, and be alert."
Signed by the Signal Superintendent of Deendayal Port Trust, formerly known as Kandla Port Trust, in Kutch, the message also directed all shipping authorities to inform their vessels berthed at Kandla and those expected to enter the port to remain alert and "maintain terror watch" and report any suspicious activity to the nearest coast guard station, marine police station and the port control.