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Published On: Sat, Nov 19th, 2016

Pak Navy says it ‘blocked’ Indian submarine, India rubbishes claim

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ins_chakra_650NEW DELHI : The Indian Navy on Friday rejected Pakistan’s claim that its military has stopped one of India’s submarines from entering its territory.“Categorically deny Pak media report that (an) Indian submarine was detected by Pak Navy and blocked from entering Pakistani waters,” ANI quoted the navy as saying.

Earlier in the day, the Pakistan Navy had claimed that it detected an Indian submarine near its waters and “chased it out” in time.Citing a Pakistan Navy spokesperson, Geo TV reported that their fleet units “chased” the Indian submarine until it left Pakistani territory.

The official further said that the Pakistani Navy’s ability to “push back” the submarine was a testament to its anti-submarine warfare capabilities.The development comes even as the Indian Navy on Friday inducted four types of indigenously developed sonars that will boost its underwater surveillance.

The systems included Abhay compact hull mounted sonar for shallow water crafts, Humsa UG upgrade for Humsa sonar system, Near-field Acoustic Characterisation System and Advanced Indigenous Distress sonar system.The systems were designed and developed by NPOL, a Kochi based laboratory of DRDO.

With the induction of these four systems, the underwater surveillance capability of the Indian Navy will get a boost.

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