Pakistan has explained that the reason it decided not to destroy the Indian submarine it recently detected in Pakistan’s waters is because of its policy to exercise restraint in the face of Indian aggression and to give peace a chance to prevail.
Pakistan gave the explanation in a press statement signed by the director general, Public Relations of Navy and made available to LEADERSHIP Friday by Pakistani High Commission in Abuja, yesterday, where Islamabad lamented how New Delhi has continued to embark on series of provocative actions against Pakistan.
Condemning India’s deployment of its submarine into Pakistani waters, Islamabad also commended its navy, saying that the incident reflects high vigilance and competence of Pakistan Navy.
The statement read in parts; “Sequel to Indian Air Force intrusion into Pakistani air space, India continues to embark upon a series of provocative actions against Pakistan.
“Indian Navy has deviously deployed its submarines against Pakistan in line with Indian nefarious designs. However, Pakistan Navy detected and blocked Indian Navy Submarine from entering into Pakistani waters. The Submarine was detected and localised in Pakistan’s maritime zone on March 4, 2019.
“The submarine could have been easily engaged and destroyed had it not been Pakistan’s policy to exercise restraint in the face of Indian aggression and to give peace a chance to prevail.
“However, the submarine is being kept under watch along with monit
oring of other Indian Navy units. The detected submarine is one of the latest submarines of Indian Navy.
“It is the second incident of the sort that Pakistan Navy detected an Indian Submarine in Pakistani waters. Previously on Nov 14, 2016, Pakistan Navy caught Indian Navy Submarine operating in Pakistani EEZ.
“The incident vividly reflects high vigilance and competence of Pakistan Navy. It also reflects the commitment and resolve of Pakistan Navy to defend geographical frontiers of the Motherland in sync with Pakistan Army and Air Force.”