India accidentally fired a missile into Pakistan. India said a technical malfunction led to the accidental firing of a missile that landed in Pakistan. Pakistan’s air force said the missile traveled three times the speed of sound – at an altitude of 12,000m and flew 124km in Pakistani airspace before crashing. New Delhi’s response came after Islamabad summoned the Indian Charge d’Affaires and lodged a strong protest against the incident.  

“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 of Defense said in a statement. 

Pakistan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs in a press note said India should investigate the incident that took place around 6.50 p.m. on Wednesday which hit the Pakistani eastern city of Mian Channu where about 100,000 people live. And warned that there could be unpleasant consequences to such developments. The Ministry of External Affairs has not yet responded to questions related to the incident.

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