A ‘mini-submarine,’ built by Turkey, for use in the Sir Creek area, that India also claims, has arrived at the Keomari Port in Karachi. This is the first of the four ordered from Turkey.
Defences sources said that they are smaller than conventional submarines — being a little more than 110 tonnes — and can be used in these waters. They are small and this makes detection more difficult. There is more concern as the Pakistan Navy is building up the Keti Bander Port, possibly for submarines. The depths in the Sir Creek waters do not allow the movement of conventional submarines, but smaller submarines can function in the area.
The four ‘mini’ submarines will replace the MG110 Italian submarines that were with the Pakistan Navy and used by naval commandos of the Special Service Group. Read More