Panic struck the Porbandar naval base INS Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel in Gujarat on Friday as reports of an explosion surfaced. Heavy security was deployed and phone lines were jammed but soon all such reports were denied by the Navy. “News of explosion erroneous, it was a fire cracker that exploded near Porbandar naval base,” the Navy was quoted as saying in ANI.
The Indian Navy spokesperson tweeted to clarify, “Noise heard at/off Porbandar Naval Base is of fire crackers.”
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