The Indian Navy on Friday intercepted a suspicious boat in Palk Bay near the India-Sri Lanka International Maritime Boundary Line in the early hours on Friday.

Despite repeated warnings the boat did not stop after which the Navy ship, as per standard operating procedures, fired warning shots to stop the boat. One of the crew onboard the suspicious boat is reported to have sustained an injury.

“The injured person was administered first aid by the ship and evacuated by an Indian Navy Chetak helicopter to INS Parandu at Ramnad and has been shifted to the Government Hospital, Ramanathapuram for further medical management. His condition is reported to be stable,” a Defence PRO tweet said.

An inquiry has been ordered to investigate the incident, it added.