Three Pakistani fishing boats with 20 fishermen were picked up by the Indian Coast Guard off the Jakhau port in the Kutch-Saurashtra sea coast from inside the Indian territorial waters, an official spokesperson said on Monday.

The boats had intruded into the Indian territory to fish. The fishermen and their boats were brought to Okha port for questioning. They will later be handed over to the marine police for further investigation.

On Friday, the Pakistani marine security had seized three Indian fishing trawlers with 13 fishermen and taken them to Karachi. Last week, the Indian coast guard seized a Pakistani boat near the Jakhau port, but the occupants managed to give the security agencies a slip.