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Pak's claim about 'pushing away' Indian submarine 'blatant lies': Navy

PTI
Published Nov 18, 2016, 5:28 pm IST
Updated Nov 18, 2016, 8:53 pm IST
Pakistan Navy had earlier on Friday claimed that it prevented Indian submarines from entering its territorial waters.
A Pakistan Navy spokesman said the Indian submarines after being detected near Pakistan's territorial waters had been pushed back. (Photo: Representational Image)
 A Pakistan Navy spokesman said the Indian submarines after being detected near Pakistan's territorial waters had been pushed back. (Photo: Representational Image)

New Delhi: The Indian Navy on Friday strongly denied media reports in Pakistan of one of its submarines being detected and blocked from entering the latter nation's waters, sources said.

"Indian Navy categorically denies the statement of Pakistani Navy as blatant lies," Navy spokesperson Captain D K Sharma said.

 

He added that the Indian Navy did not have any under water movement in the said waters as claimed by the Pakistani Navy.

Pakistan Navy had earlier on Friday claimed that it prevented Indian submarines from entering its territorial waters.

A Pakistan Navy spokesman said that Indian submarines after being detected near Pakistan's territorial waters had been pushed back.

"The Indian Navy, in order to fulfill its nefarious designs, was deploying submarines. The Pakistan Navy, alert and using its extreme skill, prevented Indian submarines from entering Pakistani waters," the Pakistan Navy spokesman said in a statement.

 

"Pakistan Navy fleet units detected the presence of Indian submarines in the southern parts of Pakistani waters and restricted their activity," the statement said.

The spokesman claimed that Pakistan Navy had been successful in thwarting the efforts of the Indian submarines to keep their presence camouflaged.

"The Navy had constantly pursued the submarines and pushed them back," he said.

"The Pakistan Navy is fully prepared to defend its borders and capable of responding to any aggression befittingly," he added.

 

Commodore (retd) Tasneem Ahmed, a Pakistani defence analyst, said Indian submarines would have been detected by air reconnaissance.

The Indian submarines might have been on an "intelligence gathering" mission when detected by Pakistan Navy, Pakistani naval experts were quoted as saying by media reports.

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Location: Pakistan, Sindh, Karachi




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