Indian navy chief rebuts Pakistan’s claim of submarines from entering its waters

Mumbai : Admiral Sunil Lanba, Chief of the Naval Staff (CNS) addressing media after the ceremonial parade in Mumbai on Monday. PTI Photo (PTI8_1_2016_000036A)

Indian Navy chief Admiral Sunil Lanba on Friday rejected Pakistan’s assertion that it saw an Indian submarine in its waters was near Karachi last month, The Indian Express reported.

Registering his view on the event weeks later, Admiral Lanba said: “there was no submarine deployed in the area of Pakistani claims”.

“As far as repelling of a submarine of any nation goes, it is not an easy task. The claim made by Pakistan navy was totally bogus,” Lanba said talking at the annual media conference in New Delhi held in celebration of India’s Navy Day.

He further said India will continue to deploy submarines as per “operational necessity”.

The Pakistan Navy in November said it had prevented Indian Navy submarines from entering Pakistani territorial waters.

“The Indian Navy, in order to fulfil its nefarious designs, was deploying submarines. The Pakistan Navy, alert and using its extreme skill, prevented Indian submarines from entering Pakistani waters,” a statement issued by Pakistan Navy at the time said.

The Pakistan Navy prevented the Indian submarines from being successful in their attempts to keep their presence a secret, the statement said, adding that the navy pursued the submarines and pushed them back.


  1. It took nearly two weeks to reach this news to Indian Naval Admiral. He needs to look into this poor communication system first before denying a factual failure of his boys. This was not a “strategic strike” Admiral.

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