Pakistan has recently accused the Indian Navy of sending submarines close to its coastline, but top government sources say it is the Pakistan Navy that is out at sea, patrolling 50-60 km from its coast. To major warships, PNS Shah Jehan and PNS Alamgir, both frigates of different types are out at the moment, along with PNS Larkana, a gunboat and a large tanker, the Pms Moawin, about 17,000 tonnes. They have been out for the last eight days, sources said. Also out is one Pakistan Navy submarine.
Previously, there were reports of two submarines being in the Arabian sea. Now, there may be one. Pakistan’s naval presence in the Arabian sea has actually come down, sources said, there was a time recently when there were about 11 on patrol but several have got back to port and this could be a combination of lack of fuel and technical problems. Read More