Two suspected Pakistani spies were arrested by Gujarat's anti-terrorist squad personnel in the Kutch area on Wednesday night, an unnamed official told PTI. The accused have allegedly been sharing information with Islamabad's Inter-Services Intelligence.

The official said, "The ATS was keeping a close watch on the movements of two residents of Khavda village for the past one year, based on the suspicion that they were working as spies of Pakistan's ISI. Both of them were held by ATS today," PTI reported. The official said that a mobile phone and one Pakistani SIM card have been confiscated from the accused's house.

Relations between India and Pakistan worsened after the militant attack on an Indian Army installation in Uri that took place on September 18. India blames the country for harbouring the Jaish-e-Mohammed outfit, which it holds responsible for the incident. Pakistan, however, has dismissed the allegations as baseless. The Indian Army carried out surgical strikes on terror launch pads near the Line of Control in Pakistan on September 29.

Security personnel have intercepted at least two boats, with suspected Pakistani nationals on board, along Gujarat's coast during the past two months.