Islamabad, March 5: The Pakistan Navy on Tuesday alleged that the Indian Navy entered its territorial waters on March 4. Pakistan further claimed that the Indian submarine returned after being warned. The reports of alleged violation of territorial waters by the Indian submarine has surfaced at a time when tensions between the two countries are at peak. F-16 Was Used By Pakistan, IAF Displays AMRAAM Missile Part As Proof; All About The Evidence Presented by India (See Photos And Video)
The Pakistan Navy also shared footage with the media, which it said was "actual". The image showed that the footage was made at 2035 hours on March 4. The Pakistan Navy used its specialised skills to ward off the submarine, successfully keeping it from entering Pakistani waters," a spokesperson said in a statement. The Indian submarine was not deliberately targeted by Pakistan to give peace a chance, the spokesperson said.
"The Indian submarine was not targeted keeping in view Pakistan's policy of peace," the official said, adding that India must learn from this incident and "move towards peace". "The Pakistan Navy is always ready to guard its territorial waters and is capable of responding to any kind of aggression with full force," the Pakistan Navy said. IAF Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman's Return From Pakistan: PM Modi 'Proud' of Returning IAF Pilot, Welcomes Him Back.
The Pakistan Navy claimed that it was the second attempt since November 2016 that they have caught the Indian Navy trying to enter the country's territorial waters. Earlier in 2016, the Pakistan Navy successfully repelled an Indian submarine from entering the country's territorial waters, the report said.
The relations between the two countries touched rock bottom after the February 14 Pulwama Attack in which 40 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel were martyred. Pakistan-based terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammed claimed responsibility of the attack. Two weeks after the attack, the Indian Air Force destroyed terror camps of JeM in Pakistan’s Balakot.
(With inputs from PTI)