Indian Navy
Indian Navy interceptor boat catches fire. [Representative Image] In Picture: An Indian navy serviceman walks down the gangplank of the newly commissioned warship, INS Kolkata, during its commissioning ceremony at a naval base in Mumbai 16 August 2014.Reuters

An Indian Navy interceptor boat caught fire on Tuesday at Kolkata, injuring two maintenance workers.

The boat caught fire at Princep Ghat, which is close to Fort William, the headquarters of the Eastern Command, the New Indian Express reported.

The report noted that there has been considerable military deployment in the area due to continuing ongoing tensions between India and Pakistan.

The injured men were hired from a private agency for maintenance. They have been admitted to the hospital and are said to be in a serious condition.

It is not clear what sparked the fire. The fire was brought under control following the arrival of two fire tenders. However, none of the personnel of the Indian Navy has been injured.

Interceptor boats are used in patrolling and other duties by the Indian Navy and the Coast Guard.

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