Mumbai - Banned on Vladimir Putin's orders from meddling - uh...contributing! - in an investigation into the sudden, unexplained destruction of Russia's flagship submarine the Kursk in August 2000 Mossad's forensic naval intelligence team has arrived in Mumbai tonight to assist an Indian NCIS probe into a massive blast that has destroyed the INS Sindhurakshak.
Yeah, that's right, a team of five real-life Ziva Davids armed to the teeth with high tech gizmos will be piecing together the last moments of the
kilo-class sub which exploded last night at the high-security Mumbai Naval Dockyard following a recent $150-million refit.
Eye witnesses say it was being loaded with the customary huge array of precision weaponry when the blast occurred, triggering a huge second explosion in the torpedo bay where giant live warheads were being stored.
Of course at this stage investigators are loath to say 'sabotage' in case internet conspiracy rumor mills start pounding away the same old chestnut of 'Al Qaeda attack!' or other Taliban stuff.
A news blackout remains at the catastrophe site where even the official forensic team is banned from using cellphones or internet-powered devices in case yet another, as yet undetected dial-a-bang trigger is lurking somewhere on the vessel.
More explosive stuff as and when it happens.