Navy rubbishes Pakistani claim of blocking Indian submarine

File photo of Indian Navy’s Scorpene submarine, INS Kalvari. Photo: Reuters
Dubbing it as "blatant lies", the Navy on Friday 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 underwater 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 14 (rpt) 14. 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.

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