Pakistan Navy on Friday successfully repelled an Indian submarine from entering the country’s territorial waters.
“Pakistan Navy once again proved its vigilance and operational competence by detecting and blocking an Indian submarine from entering in Pakistani waters,” said a statement.
“The unsuspecting submarine was detected and localised south of Pakistani coast on November 16. Thereafter, despite submarine’s desperate efforts to escape detection, it was continuously tracked by Pakistan Navy Fleet units and pushed well clear of our waters.
This thriving encounter of detecting Indian Navy Submarine at high seas and its continued surveillance not only speaks very high of the navy’s anti submarine warfare capability but also reflects the commitment and resolve to defend the sea frontiers, the statement maintained.
“Pakistan Navy continues to maintain high level of preparedness and vigil to guard sea frontiers,” it concluded.
On Tuesday, Pakistan Navy said that CPEC’s first cargo containers were safely escorted in the Arabian Sea towards their destination to the Middle East and African countries.
It added that the success of CPEC and the Gwadar Port project was linked to the safe and secure maritime environment in the Indian Ocean region in general and in the Arabian Sea in particular.
Pakistan Navy is attaching high priority to maritime security components of the China Pakistan Economic Corridor. The Navy reiterated its call to secure the sea route as it deployed its ships to provide security cover to ensure safe and secure transit of MV Cosco Willington and MV Al Hussein in international waters.
The navy also believes that with the operationalisation of Gwadar port, the maritime traffic to and from Pakistani ports is expected to increase manifold.
The force has also adopted a multi-pronged approach to deal with the prevailing challenges such as beefing up security of the Gwadar Port, conducting security patrols and coastal exercises, enhancing Maritime Domain Awareness and engaging with other Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs).