NEW DELHI: A day after India admitted that a missile “accidentally” misfired from Indian soil landed in the Pakistan territory, the neighbouring country on Saturday demanded a joint investigation to “accurately establish the facts surrounding the incident”.
In a statement, Pakistan’s Foreign Ministry said the government of India’s decision to hold a court of inquiry was “not sufficient” and asked India to explain the type and specifications of the missile that landed in Mian Channu city of Khanewal district in Punjab province on March 9.
India’s Ministry of Defence on Friday said a “technical malfunction” led to the accidental firing of a missile and expressed regret over the incident.
“India must explain the measures and procedures in place to prevent accidental missile launches and the particular circumstances of this incident,” the Pakistan government said.
It also sought clarification on India not informing the Pakistani side immediately after the incident.
There was no loss of life due to the incident, governments of both of the countries have said. Pakistani military, however, said that a wall fell due to the landing, adding that there were no sensitive installations in the area.