A boat, reportedly from Pakistan, blew itself up off the Gujarat coast on New Year's Eve. There were four people on the boat. So far, no survivors have been found.
A Pakistani boat blew itself up off the Gujarat coast on New Year's Eve, after being chased by the Coast Guard for an hour.
When the Pakistani vessel was intercepted, it was "sitting quietly without lights", said sources. The explosives-laden fishing boat was about 10 to 15 km into Indian waters, they said.
When the Coast Guard reportedly asked the ship to switch on the lights and let it board the ship for verification, it tried to move away, which is when the Coast Guard ship gave chase. The "hot pursuit" lasted for about an hour.
The boat allegedly slowed down and several loud explosions followed, then a massive fire erupted on the boat. Four men were seen on the boat before it sank.