Pakistan Intercepts Indian Submarine As Border Conflict Rages

Zero Hedge | 3/5/2019 | Staff
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Skirmishes across the heavily militarized line of control, which separates Indian-controlled Kashmir from Pakistani Kashmir, have continued this week with casualties reported on both sides. But while the spat hasn't boiled over into an all-out armed conflict between the two nuclear armed powers, that remains a distinct and unsettling possibility.

In the latest headlines emanating from the border, Pakistan claimed on Tuesday that it had intercepted an Indian submarine attempting to cross into Pakistani-controlled waters, according to RT.

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

"The Indian submarine was not targeted keeping in view Pakistan's policy of peace."

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It added that it didn't engage the submarine, and followed this up by releasing a video of the submarine, which shows the mast of the vessel poking above the water.

However, Indian officials denied any knowledge of the incident, and said they are working on "verifying" the provenance of the video. One Indian spokesman suggested that the footage might be a "propaganda stunt" by Pakistan. One source told India Today that the footage appeared to have been shot in 2016.

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Pakistan, meanwhile, said this was the second time it had intercepted an Indian submarine since 2016.

Here's a timeline of the latest incident between India and Pakistan, which is the most severe flareup between the two sides since the end of the last India-Pakistan war...
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