1. Indian Navy rejects Pakistan claim of pushing back its submarine, calls allegations ‘baseless’

Indian Navy rejects Pakistan claim of pushing back its submarine, calls allegations ‘baseless’

Navy's Chief Admiral Sunil Lamba has today said that Pakistan Navy's assertion that it saw Indian submarine its waters was "totally bogus".

By: | New Delhi | Updated: December 2, 2016 1:42 PM
Submarines are deployed by the Indian Navy where the operational necessity is needed, says Navy chief. (ANI) Submarines are deployed by the Indian Navy where the operational necessity is needed, says Navy chief. (ANI)

Navy’s Chief Admiral Sunil Lamba has today said that Pakistan Navy’s assertion that it saw Indian submarine its waters was “totally bogus”. Addressing media persons, he said that there was no Indian submarine deployed in the area as claimed by Pakistan and that repelling submarine of any nation is not an easy task.

He further said that submarines are deployed by the Indian Navy where the operational necessity is needed. Stressing that the Navy will continue to deploy its submarines as and when required. the Navy chief said that the Navy has reviewed deployment philosophy to counter any menace . Admiral Sunil Lamba further said that Navy is aware of its role to shape up a positive maritime environment in the Indian Ocean.

The Navy chief also spoke on the South China Sea dispute and observed that like all other Maritime boundary issues, South China Sea matter should also be resolved according to international maritime laws.

Last Thursday, Pakistan had termed an alleged effort by an Indian submarine to enter into its territorial waters as “unusual.” It also warned of retaliation if such effort was made. Speaking on the sidelines of the 9th International Defence Exhibition, Pakistan naval chief Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah had said that If India does something like this again, Pakistan Navy will respond to protect its sovereignty.

Pakistan had also claimed that the Indian submarine was pushed back after being detected near its waters, which India dismissed as “blatant lies”, saying that its Navy did does not have any underwater movement as claimed by the neighbouring country.

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