India accidentally fired missile into Pakistan after ‘technical malfunction’: defence ministry AFP reports.
India regrets accidental firing of missile which landed in Pakistan.
India said on Friday it accidentally fired a missile into Pakistan because of a “technical malfunction” during routine maintenance.
“On 9 March 2022, in the course of a routine maintenance, a technical malfunction led to the accidental firing of a missile,” the Indian government said in a statement.
“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.”
“The Government of India has taken a serious view and ordered a high-level Court of Enquiry,” the statement added.