The Pakistan Navy has claimed that its has detected an Indian Navy attack submarine off the coast of Pakistan on March 4.
The statement from the Pakistan Navy said that it blocked the Indian submarine from entering into Pakistani waters adding that the detected submarine is one of the latest submarines of Indian Navy.
The Indian Navy has recently send its newest submarine, INS Kalvari (S21), for its maiden operational deployment, according to reports. The INS Kalvari is the first of the six Kalvari-class diesel-electric attack submarine currently in service with the Indian Navy. The Kalvari-class is based on the Scorpène-class, designed by French naval, defence and energy company DCNS, now called Naval Group.
Excerpts for Pakistan Navy Statement:
The submarine could have been easily engaged and destroyed had it not been Pakistan’s policy to exercise restraint in the face of Indian aggression and to give peace a chance to prevail. However, the submarine is being kept under watch along with monitoring of other Indian Navy units. The detected submarine is one of the latest submarines of Indian Navy.
It is the second incident of the sort that Pakistan Navy detected an Indian Submarine in Pakistani waters. Previously on 14 Nov 16, Pakistan Navy caught Indian Navy Submarine operating in Pakistani EEZ. The incident vividly reflects high vigilance and competence of Pakistan Navy. It also reflects the commitment and resolve of Pakistan Navy to defend geographical frontiers of the Motherland in sync with Pakistan Army and Air Force.