The Pakistan Navy on Tuesday detected an Indian submarine trying to enter Pakistani waters and successfully thwarted the attempt, DawnNewsTV reported quoting the Navy’s spokesperson.
“The Pakistan Navy used its specialised skills to ward off the submarine, successfully keeping it from entering Pakistani waters,” a statement from the spokesperson said.
This is the second time the Pakistan Navy has detected the Indian submarine trying to enter Pakistani waters since 2016.
According to the statement, the fact that an Indian submarine laden with modern technology was detected by the Pakistan Navy is a loss for the Indian navy.
Keeping the government’s initiative of peace in mind, the Indian submarine was not targetted by the Pakistan Navy, said the spokesperson.
Learning from this incident, India should also work towards peace, the statement added.
“This great feat is a testament of the Pakistan Navy’s superior skills. The Navy will keep defending Pakistan’s naval border. The force has the capability to respond to any aggression.”
The latest provocation by India comes a week after the Indian Air Force (IAF) violated Pakistani airspace on February 26. The IAF returned unsuccessful after the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) “immediately scrambled” its jets. According to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the Indian aircraft released their payload “in haste” as they returned.
Pakistan had downed two Indian aircraft on Feb 27, at least one of which was a MiG-21 Bison. The loss had triggered Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to say the results of the dogfight would have been different if India had inducted Rafale fighter jets into its airforce; a comment seen as a veiled swipe at the MiG-21.