Pakistan says it intercepted an Indian submarine near its waters, a week after the dogfight over Kashmir

Business Insider | 3/6/2019 | Sinéad Baker
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Pakistan says it stopped an Indian submarine from entering its waters and toyed with the idea of sinking it.

The Pakistan Navy shared video and a photo to back up its claim on Monday, though it did not specify the exact location.

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Tensions between the nuclear rivals spiked last week, with the countries engaging in an air battle and Pakistan capturing an Indian pilot.

A representative for the Indian Navy told Business Insider that India was still assessing the situation.

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The Pakistan Navy on Tuesday said it had stopped an Indian submarine from entering its waters, just one week after tensions between the two nuclear rivals peaked in a dogfight over Kashmir.

In a Facebook post, the Pakistan Navy said it had "detected and blocked Indian Navy Submarine from entering into Pakistani waters."

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Framing the incident as an act of aggression by India, the navy said it could have destroyed the Indian submarine but decided not to in the interest of peace.

Tensions had seemed to be easing between the two countries since an air battle last week above the disputed Kashmir region.

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Pakistan's navy also shared a video of the submarine, which it said was "deviously deployed" in the area as part of "a series of provocative actions against Pakistan."

A navy official told reporters on Tuesday that Pakistan did not target the submarine "keeping in view Pakistan's policy of peace." The person said a warning was "communicated" to the submarine, which then moved away. The official spoke anonymously to reporters and did not...
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