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Pakistan's claims on Indian submarine false propaganda, says Navy

The Indian Navy on Tuesday dismissed as "false propaganda" Pakistan's claim that it had thwarted an attempt by an Indian submarine to enter the country's territorial waters

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

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The on Tuesday dismissed as "false propaganda" Pakistan's claim that it had thwarted an attempt by an Indian to enter the country's territorial waters.

In a statement, the Pakistan claimed in Islamabad that it used specialised skills to ward off the Indian from entering Pakistani waters.

"We have witnessed Pakistan indulging in false propaganda and spread of misinformation. The does not take cognizance of such propaganda. Our deployments remain undeterred," the said.

In a brief statement, it said the Indian Navy remains deployed as necessary to protect maritime interests.

The claim by came in the midst of the latest flare-up between the two nuclear-armed neighbours.

"The used its specialised skills to ward off the submarine, successfully keeping it from entering Pakistani waters," a spokesperson of said.

"The Indian 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," he said.

After the attack, the Indian Air Force carried out a counter-terror operation, hitting a training camp in Balakot, deep inside Pakistan on February 26.

The next day, tried to target Indian military installation in but was thwarted by the which lost a while its pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman was captured. He was handed over to India on Friday.

First Published: Tue, March 05 2019. 18:55 IST
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