Navy rubbishes Pak Navy claim that it stopped Indian sub from entering waters

"This is all blatant lies," Indian navy spokesman D. K. Sharma told Reuters.

By: PTI | Updated: November 18, 2016 6:12 pm
Pakistan navy, Indian Navy, India Pakistan navy, Indian submarine The Pakistan navy also released footage and photographs of what it was said was the submarine. (Source: File Photo)

Dubbing it as “blatant lies”, the Navy today denied the Pakistani Navy claim that it had prevented an Indian submarine from entering its territorial water. “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.

A statement issued by Pakistani Navy had claimed it has proved its vigilance and operational competence by detecting and blocking an Indian submarine from entering Pakistani waters. “The unsuspecting submarine was detected and localised south of Pakistani coast on November 16. Thereafter, despite submarine’s desperate efforts to escape detection, it was continuously tracked by Pakistan Navy Fleet units and pushed well clear of our waters,” the statement had said.

On Tuesday, Pakistan Navy said that China Pakistan Economic Corridor’s first cargo containers were safely
escorted in the Arabian Sea towards their destination to the Middle East and African countries. Pakistan Army’s powerful Army Chief Gen Raheel Sharif had on Wednesday claimed that his men killed 11 Indian soldiers in cross border firing across the Line of Control (LoC). This statement too was denied by the Indian Army.