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A firing was heard outside Porbandar naval base on Friday, according to reports.
A blast was heard on Friday at the Indian Navy base in Porbandar on the Gujarat coast.

A blast was heard on Friday at the Indian Navy base in Porbandar on the Gujarat coast.

According to Navy officials, the cause of the explosion was reported to be a firecracker that exploded near Porbandar naval base. Police and fire tenders have rushed to the spot.

The Navy had immediately commenced a search operation with the local police in the area.

A Pakistani boat was apprehended and nine crew members detained off the coast near Porbandar earlier this week.