Pakistan's navy pushes Indian submarine out of its waters

November 18, 2016 10:40 pm

The file photo shows an Indian submarine. (Photo by AFP)

’s navy says it has “pushed” an Indian submarine out of the Pakistani waters amid rising tensions between the two countries.
The navy said in a statement on Friday that it had detected the submarine south of the Pakistani coast on November 14 and banned it from entering the waters.
“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 statement said.
The Pakistani navy also released footage and photographs of a submarine said to be the one that was forced to move away.
India denied Pakistan’s claim with its navy spokesman Captain DK Sharma saying it was “all blatant lies.”
Relations between India and Pakistan have been strained in recent months, with New Delhi blaming Pakistan-based militants for a raid on an army base in Indian-controlled Kashmir in September, which killed 19 soldiers. Islamabad denies any role in the deadly incident.
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