Pakistan Navy claimed this is the second instance of Indian vessels trying to enter the territorial waters of Pakistan since 2016.
Pakistan Navy has claimed that it detected an Indian submarine trying to enter Pakistani waters and thwarted the attempt. The development comes as tensions between the nuclear powers are running high after a suicide attack in Pulwama and India’s aerial strike in retaliation against terror camps on Pakistani soil. A Pakistan Navy spokesperson stated that the Indian submarine was not deliberately targeted in accordance to the government’s emphasis on peace.
The Pakistan Navy also released a video which it claims is the actual footage of the intercepted Indian submarine. The infrared footage shows a periscope and radio antenna of a submarine above the water surface, whereas the rest of the vessel remains submerged. The timestamp on the footage shows that it was recorded around 08:35 pm on March 4, 2019.