New Delhi: Navy Cheif Sunil Lanba has categorically rejected Pakistan Navy's claim of an Indian submarine being seen in its waters.
"There was no Indian submarine deployed in the area where the Pakistan navy is claiming it to be. As far as repelling submarine of any nation is concerned, it's not an easy task. The claim made by Pakistan Navy is totally bogus," he said.
"We deploy our submarines where we need operational necessity and the need for them to be. We will continue to deploy our submarines," he added.
“Statement was made in Pakistan by a naval officer, PLA navy Spox has a different view on the deployment of placement of forces on Gwadar,” Lanba said.
Speaking about the maritime security environment in the Indian Ocean area, the Navy Chief said, “Due to prevailing security scenario, the navy has reviewed deployment philosophy to proactively deter any menace.”
“We remain acutely aware of our duty to shape a favourable and positive maritime environment in Indian ocean region,” he said.
Last week, Pakistan naval chief Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah had claimed that an Indian Navy submarine had tried to enter its territorial waters and warned of retaliation.
India had dismissed the charge as "blatant lies", saying the Indian Navy did not have any underwater movement in said waters as claimed by the Pakistani Navy.