India | Missile “accidentally” fired at Pakistan – Islamabad’s reaction
Defence Redefined
Published on 12/03/2022 at 16:00

India announced yesterday that it had accidentally fired a missile at Pakistan this week due to a “technical malfunction” during routine maintenance, giving its own version of the incident after the warning of its long-time enemy, Pakistan, that the incident could have “unpleasant consequences”.

“On March 9, 2022, during a routine maintenance, a technical malfunction led to the accidental launch of a missile,” said the Indian Ministry of Defence.

“It became known that the missile landed in an area of ​​Pakistan. While the incident is deeply saddening, it is also reassuring that there were no casualties due to the accident.” The Ministry said the government took the incident seriously and ordered an investigation by the Supreme Court of Appeal into the incident.

Earlier in the day, Pakistan’s Foreign Ministry said it had summoned India’s envoy to Islamabad to protest over an unprovoked violation of its airspace. Pakistan has called for an investigation into the incident, which it said could endanger passenger flights and civilian lives.

Pakistan also warned India “to take into account the unpleasant consequences of such negligence and to take effective measures to avoid a recurrence of such violations in the future.”

Military experts have warned in the past about the risk of accidents or miscalculations from the two neighboring countries, which have fought three wars in the past and have been embroiled in numerous military clashes, most recently in 2019, in which the two countries’ air forces fought. Both nations have nuclear weapons.

Source: AMNA

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