Terror at Sea
It was horrific to know of the unfortunate Pakistani fishermen who met with their untimely death at the hands of incompetent Indian Coast Guard personnel. I agree with the author of ‘Horror at Sea’ when he expresses his incredulity at the extremely high level of unprofessionalism exhibited by the Coast Guard who somehow deemed it unnecessary to board the boat to check whether their suspicions were correct and instead chose to sink the fishing boat, killing the four unarmed fishermen onboard.
This incident has definitely put the Indian government in hot waters as, according to laws stipulated by the government with regard to the entry of a foreign vessel on its native waters, boarding and searching is a standard requirement. Though the author has highlighted antiPakistan sentiment as a possible cause behind the incident, I personally feel it is mere carelessness and incompetence on behalf of the Indian Coastal Guard for which they should be punished.