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India’s navy on high alert in Mumbai

Amanullah Khan

Karachi—Vice Chief of the Naval Staff Vice Admiral Khan Hasham Bin Saddique says the Pakistan Navy is resolved and committed to ensuring seaward defence of the country.
He reiterated the Pakistan Navy is fully geared up to provide security to CPEC project and respond to any nefarious intention by our adversary.
The Admiral made these observations during his visit to coastal areas of Turbat, Makran, Jiwani and Ormara to witness the operational readiness of PN Units exercising in the area.
During his visit, the Admiral was briefed regarding the operational readiness of the troops and associated security aspects at Gwadar port particularly with respect to CPEC project to thwart any conventional or asymmetric threats.
While talking to the officers and men, Vice Admiral Khan Hasham Bin Saddique HI(M) lauded their hard work, devotion and high morale in carrying out the onerous task of defending the maritime frontiers of the country. He expressed satisfaction on operational preparedness of PN in area of responsibility.
AFP adds: India’s navy was put on high alert on Thursday in the city of Mumbai, an official said, after reports that four men dressed in black and carrying weapons were seen near a base.
Security has been strengthened at several naval facilities along the coast in and around India’s financial capital, while officials investigate the reports.
“The navy is at a high state of alert in Mumbai and adjoining areas after receiving inputs regarding suspicious activity reported by school children,” Navy spokesperson Captain DK Sharma told AFP.
Sharma did not reveal the nature of the activity, but local media reported that the children had seen gunmen, their faces covered, near a naval facility at Uran, about 50 kilometres from Mumbai.
“We are taking utmost care and precautions,” Mumbai police spokesperson Ashok Dudhe also told AFP.