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Porbandar

(pōr`bəndər), town (1991 pop. 116,546), Gujurat state, W central India, on the Arabian Sea. Porbandar trades with Persian Gulf and East African ports, has airline service and major highway connections, and is the terminus of a rail line. Fishing is an important industry. It is noted for its high-quality ghee and building stone. Mohandas GandhiGandhi, Mohandas Karamchand
, 1869–1948, Indian political and spiritual leader, b. Porbandar. In South Africa

Educated in India and in London, he was admitted to the English bar in 1889 and practiced law unsuccessfully in India for two years.
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 was born there.
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Even the present Prime Minister, Narendra Damodardas Modi, is a fervent admirer of the leader from Porbander, making it a point to pay homage to a statue of the Mahatma if he finds one in any country he visits.
Eight Pakistani nationals manning the boat that was apprehended early on Monday were arrested and brought to the Porbander coast on Tuesday after overnight mid- sea interrogations.
The Indian Defence Ministry had on Friday said in a statement that Coast Guard ships and aircraft had intercepted a "suspect" fishing boat on the night on 31 December near the maritime boundary of the two countries, some 365km from the city of Porbander in the western Indian state of Gujarat.
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, better known as 'Bapu', or Gandhiji, was born on October 2, 1869, in Porbander, Gujarat.
Tirupati and Porbander were included as mission cities, taking the total number to 65.
Year after year 2nd October steps in taking the dust off from Gandhi statues across the country and connect us to the prodigious lad Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi born in Porbander of 1869 Gujarat.
Also, last month, 51 fishermen and 12 boats were seized by the PMSA from near the Indo-Pak maritime border in three different incidents, Porbander Boat Association (PBA) president Hiralal Siyar said.
OAL has manufacturing facilities located at Bhiwadi, Rajasthan and Porbander, Gujarat.
com/; "Terrorists May Have Hijacked Porbander Fishing Boat," Times of India, available at timesofindia.
A Coast Guard surveillance ship has brought all the 18 Pakistanis to Porbander for interrogation.
Smaller ports at Tuticorin, Porbander, and Paradeep each handle at least 1 percent of India's seafood exports.