Pakistan Navy locked high tech Indian submarine but did not fire so as not to escalate tensions

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Pakistan Navy locked high tech Indian submarine but did not fire so as not to escalate tensions

KARACHI: Pakistan Navy on Tuesday reportedly locked an Indian submarine entering Pakistani waters but did not shoot so as not to escalate the tensions between the nuclear armed rivals.

As per media report, PN detected an Indian submarine and successfully foiled its attempts to intrude into Pakistani waters, a statement by a spokesperson said.

According to the spokesperson, the Pakistan Navy detected an Indian submarine and stopped it from entering Pakistani waters. By doing so, the Pakistan Navy foiled every attempt of the Indian submarine to avoid being detected, dealing a setback to India in the seas.

This was the second occasion since November 2016 when the Pakistan Navy detected an Indian submarine trying to wade into Pakistani waters.

"In order to maintain peace, the Indian submarine was not targeted which is a reflection of Pakistan's desire for peace," the statement said.

"Learning a lesson from this incident, India too should show its inclination towards peace," it added.

Pakistan Navy used its specialised skills to ward off the submarine which was equipped with the latest technology. The achievement is an evidence of Pakistan Navy's capabilities and shows it is ready and vigilant at all times to defend the country's maritime frontiers, the spokesperson said.

Pakistan Navy is capable of giving a jaw-breaking response to any aggression, the statement added.