India Fires Missile into Its Neighbouring Pakistan


Alt: = "Missile fired in the air"

New Delhi’s Defence Ministry on Friday said India’s military accidentally fired a military into neighbouring country, Pakistan, saying it is “deeply regrettable.”

“In the course of a routine maintenance, a technical malfunction led to the accidental firing of a missile on Wednesday,” India’s defence ministry said.

The ministry further stated that it landed “in an area of Pakistan. It described the incident as “ deeply regrettable”, adding that “there has been no loss of life due to the accident.”

New Dehi failed to state the type of missile that was fired.

AFP said the defence ministry declined to provide more information when contacted.

Hindu-majority India and Muslim Pakistan have fought three wars since independence from British colonial rule in 1947, of which two were over the disputed territory of Kashmir.

The two countries have heavy military presence on both sides of their  shared border, and there have been numerous flare-ups between them, with tensions sometimes raising fears of an atomic exchange.

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