Earlier this week, a missile was fired accidentally from the Indian side into an area of Pakistan, the Defence Ministry said on Thursday, saying the incident happened because of a technical malfunction and was deeply regrettable.
According to Pakistan, the missile flew more than 100 km inside their airspace, at an altitude of 40000 feet with three times the speed of the sound, before it landed. There was no warhead on the missile, hence it did not explode.
Pakistan’s foreign minister said it had summoned India’s charge d’affaires in Islamabad to protest. The country called for an investigation into the incident, which it said could have endangered civilian lives.
A day ago, Pakistan military spokesperson Major-General Babar Iftikhar said in a late evening news conference that a high-speed flying object crashed near its Mian Channu city and that originated from the northern Indian city Sirsa, Haryana.