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Pakistan arrests 20 Indian fishermen: officials

Pakistan's Maritime Security Agency said Tuesday it had arrested 20 Indian fishermen and seized their four boats for illegally trawling in its waters in the Arabian Sea.

"Despite our repeated warnings to the Indian fishermen to abide by our maritime limits the Indian fishermen continue violation to explore Pakistani fishery resources," MSA spokesman Lieutenant Commander Tanweer Shahid said.

"We have seized four boats and arrested 20 fishermen."

"They were arrested late Monday night, 60 nautical miles inside Pakistan territorial waters and have been handed over to the police," he added.

The South Asian rivals frequently seize each other's fishermen, accusing them of violating their respective zones in the Arabian Sea, before swapping hundreds of them in exchanges.

Authorities here estimate that more than 100 Pakistani fishermen are languishing in Indian jails while Indian authorities say nearly 500 Indian fishermen are in Pakistani prisons.

Relations between Delhi and Islamabad have become increasingly tense after 10 gunmen said by India to have been from Pakistan killed 165 people in Mumbai last November.

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