India Accidentally Fires Missile Into Pak: Govt of India

| Updated : March 11, 2022, 9:57 pm
Updated : March 11, 2022, 9:57 pm

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NEW DELHI: A missile of India landed in Pakistani territory on March 9, the Defence Ministry said on Friday, adding that a “technical malfunction” led to the “accidental firing” of the projectile during maintenance.

A high-level Court of Enquiry has been ordered to investigate the incident, the government said.

“On 9 March 2022, in the course of a routine maintenance, a technical malfunction led to the accidental firing of a missile. The Government of India has taken a serious view and ordered a high-level Court of Enquiry,” the ministry said in a press release.

The ministry further said: “It is learnt that the missile landed in an area of Pakistan. While the incident is deeply regrettable, it is also a matter of relief that there has been no loss of life due to the accident.”

On Thursday, Pakistan Army said that the missile landed in Mian Channu city of Khanewal District in Punjab province.

The Pakistani military said that a wall fell due to the landing, but there was no major harm, adding that there were no sensitive installations in the area.

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