Military Capabilities

Indian Navy deployed principal assets during recent stand-off with Pakistan

20 March 2019

The Indian Navy (IN) deployed its principal assets, including nuclear submarines and its sole aircraft carrier, to the northern Arabian Sea during its recent military stand-off with Pakistan to deter Islamabad from executing any ‘misadventure in the maritime domain'.

“The major combat units of the IN swiftly transited from exercise to operational deployment mode as tensions between India and Pakistan escalated,” IN spokesman Captain D K Sharma declared in a 17 March statement. He went on to state that the “overwhelming superiority of the IN in all three dimensions [underwater, on the surface, and in the air] forced the Pakistan Navy [PN] to remain deployed close to the [western] Makran coast and not venture out in the open ocean”.

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