Amid rising tensions between two nuclear-armed neighbours, traders from Gujarat have decided to stop supplying vegetables, especially tomatoes and chilli, to Pakistan.
Ahmedabad General Commission Agent Association general secretary, Ahmed Patel said that daily Gujarat used to send 50 trucks having 10 tonnes of vegetables mainly tomatoes and chilli to Pakistan from Wagah border but stopped it for the past two days considering the tension between the two countries.
However, we will continue to send the vegetables to Bangladesh, Gulf countries, Canada and South Africa, he said.
Many farmers of Kadi taluka in Mehsana district, which is considered as the hub of tomato production in Gujarat, have also individually decided not to send the vegetable to Pakistan.
Meanwhile, Home Minister Rajnath Singh has said that Indo-Pak border will be completely sealed by December 2018. Singh met representatives of states sharing borders with Pakistan and said that a time-bound action plan has bee made and will implemented.
Tensions between India and Pakistan rose following the Uri attack in which 19 soldiers were killed. Following which, India conducted surgical strike across the Line of Control (LoC). For the last few days, unprovoked firing has taken place at various places in Jammu and Kashmir.