Last week, Indian Coast Guard Maritime Rescue Centre in Mumbai received a distress call from Karachi. The coast guards immediately took action and what happened next says a lot about the complicated yet humane relationship between the two nations.
A boat of Pakistan Maritime Security Agency (PMSA) which had six commandos on board had gone missing during its regular patrol at the International Boundary Lines.
"About 10 boats were fishing in the area when PMSA rounded them up in high seas. When they were taking them to Karachi, one of their small fast boats collided with one of the Indian fishing boats and capsized in Indian waters," The Deccan Herald reported.
Out of six, two Pakistani soldiers were saved. One went missing while two had already died when Indian coast guard reached out to help them.
"After this, Pakistan released 60 fishermen as 'thank you' gesture for saving the lives of Pakistani officers," National Fishworkers Forum secretary Manish Lodhari said.
Pakistan military court has awarded death sentence to ex-Indian Navy officer Kulbhushan Jadhav on the charges of spying.