Rawalpindi (Web Desk): The Pakistan Navy Anti-Submarine Warfare Unit has intercepted and tracked the latest Kalvari class Indian submarine, the military's media wing stated on Thursday.
Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Director General Major General Babar Iftikhar tweeted that Indian submarine was detected on March 1.
"The recent incident being the fourth detection in the last five years is a reflection of Pakistan Navy’s competence and resolve to defend maritime frontiers of Pakistan," the DG ISPR wrote, sharing video footage of the submarine.
#PakistanNavy Anti-Submarine Warfare Unit intercepted & tracked latest Kalvari class Indian submarine on March, 1.
The recent incident being the fourth detection in last 5 years is reflection of Pakistan Navy’s competence & resolve to defend maritime frontiers of Pakistan. pic.twitter.com/6sn1WvpUVj— DG ISPR (@OfficialDGISPR) March 3, 2022
In a detailed statement, Major General Babar Iftikhar said the Indian Navy deployed its submarine against Pakistan with "ulterior motives".
"However, yet again through continuous vigilance and professionalism, Pakistan Navy has foiled the Indian submarine’s attempt of entering into Pakistani waters," he said.
"During prevailing security environment and ongoing Pakistan Navy Exercise SEASPARK-22, the possibility of Indian unit lurking into Pakistan maritime zone for reconnaissance and gathering information on exercise was anticipated," he said.
"Therefore, strict monitoring watch and stringent vigilance procedures were enforced. Resultantly, Pakistan Navy anti-submarine warfare unit took the lead and prematurely intercepted and tracked the latest Indian submarine Kalvari on March 1," the DG ISPR said.