Here’s how Pakistan Navy detected and blocked Indian submarine from entering Pakistani waters (VIDEO)

01:20 AM | 20 Oct, 2021
Here’s how Pakistan Navy detected and blocked Indian submarine from entering Pakistani waters (VIDEO)

ISLAMABAD -- The Pakistan Navy detected and blocked an Indian submarine from entering the country's territorial waters in the Arabian Sea over the weekend.

In a statement Tuesday, the military said the Indian submarine, which had crossed over into Pakistan’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) on the 16th of October, 2021, was detected by the navy's long-range maritime patrol aircraft. It said the submarine was then blocked from entering Pakistan's territorial waters.

Pakistan's military provided no further details and there was no immediate comment from India.

Sources say the submarine was 110 nautical miles off the coast of Sindh.

The intruding submarine was detected by Pakistan Navy surface components and their ASW helicopters before a P-3C Orion was called in which located and tracked the submarine, which was then subsequently forced to surface.

The submarine was escorted by the Pakistan Navy for more than half an hour after which it left Pakistani waters. Once located, the Pakistan Naval Air Arm aircraft possessed the means to target and destroy the intruder, yet the Pakistan Navy showed restraint.

It is the third incident of its kind wherein, an Indian naval submarine has been prematurely detected and tracked by Pakistan Navy’s Long Range Maritime Patrol Aircraft (LRMPA).

Pakistan and India have a history of bitter relations.

Since gaining independence from British rule in 1947, Pakistan and India have fought two of their three wars over control of Kashmir, which is divided and claimed by both nations.

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