India Accidentally Fires Missile Into Pakistan
India says it accidentally fired a missile into Pakistan on the Wednesday and blaming the incident on a technical malfunction during routine maintenance. Delhi said it was deeply regrettable and expressed relief no one was killed. Pakistan's military also said a high-speed flying object too had crashed near the eastern city of the Mian
Channu and its flight path had endangered passenger flights. Both countries have nuclear weapons. Also in a statement, India's defence ministry said; On 9 March 2022, in the course of routine maintenance, a technical malfunction led to the accidental firing of a missile. The Government of India has also taken a serious view and
ordered a high-level Court of Enquiry. Islamabad warned Delhi to be mindful of the unpleasant consequences of such negligence and to avoid a repeat. The object had been launched from Sirsa in Haryana state, it also said. Pakistan's air force said the missile travelled at Mach 3 - three times the speed of sound - then at an altitude of
12,000m (40,000ft) and then flew 124km (77 miles) in Pakistani airspace before crashing. The flight path of this object endangered many national and international passenger flights both in Indian and Pakistani airspace, as well as the human life and property of ground, said the Pakistani military spokesman Major-General Babar
Iftikharon Thursday. On the Friday, Pakistan's foreign ministry said it had summoned India's chargé d'affaires to complain about the incident too. Pakistan also urged India to share the findings of its investigation into what happened.