Friday, March 11, 2022

‘Reflects poorly on Indian aviation’: Pakistan claims Indian supersonic projectile entered its airspace

New Delhi: The Pakistan Army claimed it detected a high flying projectile entering into its airspace allegedly from India and crashed inside its territory in Punjab province on Wednesday night.

The projectile travelled about 207 km before falling down.

Addressing the media, Army spokesman Maj Gen Babar Iftikhar said that a high-speed flying object picked up inside the Indian territory on March 9 at 6:43 pm deviated from its course and crashed in Mian Channu, Khanewal district of Punjab, causing some damage to civilian installations.

Saying that no loss of life was reported, Pakistan said that the flightpath endangered civilians in both Pakistan and India.

India must explain what caused this; this reflects poorly on Indian aviation, the Army spokesman said and claimed that this could have resulted in a major aviation disaster.

Maj Gen Iftikhar said the object crashed in Mian Channu, Khanewal district of Punjab on Wednesday night. It was launched from the surface and was not mounted on anything and the Pakistan Air Force initiated tactical operations.

When asked if the projectile was shot down by Pakistan, Major Gen Iftikhar said that it crashed on its own.

11/03/22 Times Now

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