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No indication firing of missile from India into Pakistan anything other than accident: US

India on Friday said it accidentally fired a missile two days back that landed in Pakistan and that the "deeply regrettable" incident was caused by a technical malfunction in the course of its routine maintenance.

Reported by: PTI Washington Updated on: March 15, 2022 9:57 IST
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No indication firing of missile from India into Pakistan anything other than accident: US

Highlights

  • US has said that the missile fired by India into Pakistan was only an accident.
  • India on Friday said it accidentally fired a missile two days back that landed in Pakistan.

The United States has said there is no indication that the recent firing of a missile from India which landed in Pakistan was anything other than accidental. India on Friday said it accidentally fired a missile two days back that landed in Pakistan and that the "deeply regrettable" incident was caused by a technical malfunction in the course of its routine maintenance.

"We have no indication as you also heard from our Indian partners that this incident was anything other than an accident," State Department spokesperson Ned Price told reporters at his daily news conference on Monday.

"We refer you of course to the Indian Ministry of Defense for any follow-up. They issued a statement on March 9th to explain precisely what had happened. We don't have a comment beyond that," Price said in response to a question. 

Also Read: Could have responded to India after its missile landed in Pak, but observed restraint: PM Imran Khan

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