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Indian Navy denies Pak claims

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NEW DELHI, March 5 - The Indian Navy on Tuesday dismissed as �false propaganda� Pakistan�s claim that it had thwarted an attempt by an Indian submarine to enter the country�s territorial waters.

In a statement, the Pakistan Navy claimed in Islamabad that it used specialised skills to ward off the Indian submarine from entering Pakistani waters.

�We have witnessed Pakistan indulging in false propaganda and spread of misinformation. The Indian Navy does not take cognizance of such propaganda. Our deployments remain undeterred,� the Indian Navy said.

In a brief statement, it said the Indian Navy remains deployed as necessary to protect national maritime interests.

The claim by Pakistan Navy came in the midst of latest flare-up between the two nuclear-armed neighbours.

�The Pakistan Navy used its specialised skills to ward off the submarine, successfully keeping it from entering Pakistani waters,� a spokesperson of Pakistan Navy said.

�The Indian submarine was not targeted keeping in view Pakistan�s policy of peace,� the official said, adding that India must learn from this incident and �move towards peace�.

�The Pakistan Navy is always ready to guard its territorial waters and is capable of responding to any kind of aggression with full force,� he said. � PTI

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Indian Navy denies Pak claims

NEW DELHI, March 5 - The Indian Navy on Tuesday dismissed as �false propaganda� Pakistan�s claim that it had thwarted an attempt by an Indian submarine to enter the country�s territorial waters.

In a statement, the Pakistan Navy claimed in Islamabad that it used specialised skills to ward off the Indian submarine from entering Pakistani waters.

�We have witnessed Pakistan indulging in false propaganda and spread of misinformation. The Indian Navy does not take cognizance of such propaganda. Our deployments remain undeterred,� the Indian Navy said.

In a brief statement, it said the Indian Navy remains deployed as necessary to protect national maritime interests.

The claim by Pakistan Navy came in the midst of latest flare-up between the two nuclear-armed neighbours.

�The Pakistan Navy used its specialised skills to ward off the submarine, successfully keeping it from entering Pakistani waters,� a spokesperson of Pakistan Navy said.

�The Indian submarine was not targeted keeping in view Pakistan�s policy of peace,� the official said, adding that India must learn from this incident and �move towards peace�.

�The Pakistan Navy is always ready to guard its territorial waters and is capable of responding to any kind of aggression with full force,� he said. � PTI