The Border Security Force fired a few rounds to foil intrusion bid by seven Pakistani fishing boats which were trying to enter India from near Harami Nala in creek region of Kutch district, BSF sources said on Saturday.
The incident took place yesterday when a BSF company patrolling in the Harami Nala area encountered seven fishing boats, which were trying to enter Indian territory, they said.
"The patrol which was at a distance of around 600-700m from the Pakistani boats gestured them to go back. But as they did not pay any heed to the warning, we fired a few rounds and as a result all the boats turned and went back," a BSF source told PTI.
The BSF could not find out if anyone was injured in the firing as the boats retreated as soon as the shots were fired, he said.
The sources said since the past two-and-half years there has been an increase in attempts to infiltrate into India from the Harami Nala area which is a sluggish and shallow water channel in the remote creek area, spread over 500 sq km.
The marshy topography makes it difficult for BSF troops to react swiftly against infiltration, they said.