Amid reports as to how India and Pakistan were contemplating missile strikes during tensions after Pulwama terror attack, the Indian Navy has said that it had deployed nuclear submarines as well during at the height of tension.
Sources said the overwhelming superiority of the Indian Navy in all three dimensions forced Pakistan Navy to remain deployed close to Makran
coast and not venture out in the open sea.
It need be recalled that indigenous INS Arihant and INS Chakra are the only two nuclear-powered submarines in the Indian inventory.
It is said that the Indian Navy began deployment of its assets in wake of the terrorist attack on CRPF convoy in Pulwama.
India had deployed the aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya and its battle group warships along with fighter aircraft in the Northern Arabian Sea as the tensions between India and Pakistan escalated.