The Pakistan Navy detected an Indian submarine off the Pakistani coast and prevented it from entering its waters, it said in a statement on Friday, prompting a denial by India as tension between the nuclear-armed rivals simmers. The submarine was detected "south of the Pakistani coast" on Monday, the navy said in a press release.
"Thereafter, despite the submarine's desperate efforts to escape detection, it was continuously tracked by Pakistan Navy Fleet units and pushed well clear of our waters," the press release said.
The Pakistan Navy also released footage and photographs of what it was said was the submarine.
BR staff reporter adds: In order to divert attention from the indigenous freedom movement in Indian Occupied Kashmir, India has persistently embarked upon a series of provocative actions against Pakistan.
While Indian Army continues to undertake serious cease-fire violations along LOC and Working Boundary, Indian Navy has also deceitfully deployed its submarines against Pakistan with ulterior motives. However, Pakistan Navy once again proved its vigilance and operational competence by detecting and blocking an Indian Submarine from entering in Pakistani waters. The unsuspecting submarine was detected and localised South of Pakistani Coast on 14 November, 2016. Thereafter, despite submarine's desperate efforts to escape detection, it was continuously tracked by Pakistan Navy Fleet units and pushed well clear of Pakistani waters.
This thriving encounter of detecting Indian Navy Submarine at High Seas and its continued surveillance not only speaks very high of Pakistan Navy's Anti Submarine Warfare capability but also reflects the commitment and resolve to defend sea frontiers of Pakistan. Pakistan Navy continues to maintain high level of preparedness and vigil to guard Sea Frontiers.