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India Probes Missile Launch, Pakistan Seeks to Join in – ToI

Pakistan demands joint probe, saying grave nature of incident raises questions regarding security protocols and technical safeguards

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A farmer carries a sack of grass as he walks near the fenced border between India and Pakistan in Ranbir Singh Pura sector near Jammu. Photo: Reuters


The Indian Air Force has launched an inquiry into the circumstances under which one of its units “accidentally fired” the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile that crashed 124km inside Pakistan on March 9, in a major operational lapse that could have provoked retaliation from the neighbouring country, The Times of India reported.

Pakistan, meanwhile, has demanded a joint probe into the accidental firing, saying the grave nature of the incident raises several fundamental questions regarding security protocols and technical safeguards against accidental or unauthorised launch of missiles in a nuclearised environment.


Read the full report: The Times of India







Jim Pollard

Jim Pollard is an Australian journalist based in Thailand since 1999. He worked for News Ltd papers in Sydney, Perth, London and Melbourne before travelling through SE Asia in the late 90s. He was a senior editor at The Nation for 17+ years and has a family in Bangkok.


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