Indian Navy on Friday categorically denied Pakistan Navy’s claims of detecting and pushing back an Indian submarine from entering its territorial waters. “Indian Navy categorically denies the statement of Pakistani Navy as blatant lies,” Navy spokesperson Captain D K Sharma said. Earlier, Pakistan Navy, in a press release, claimed that it has pushed back an Indian Submarine to clear its territorial water. “The Indian Navy, in order to fulfil its nefarious designs, was deploying submarines. He added that the Indian Navy did not have any underwater movement in the said waters as claimed by the Pakistani Navy. 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. Pakistan Navy claimed that it 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. A Pakistani defence analyst expected the alleged detection of Indian submarines via 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.
With agency inputs