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