The injured naval officer was taken to the Navy hospital INHS Sanjivani. (Representational Image)
A Naval officer died of gunshot wounds at the Naval base in Kochi this morning, a defence spokesman said.
The spokesman said that a sailor on duty at the naval base sustained fatal bullet injury due to the firing of his duty weapon.
The injured sailor was taken to the naval hospital INHS Sanjivani where all efforts to save him remained unsuccessful, he said.
The naval base in Kochi houses the headquarters of the Southern Naval Command, which is one of the three main formations of the Indian Navy.
Further details about the incident were awaited.