Three missiles were misfired by the Indian Army during an exercise in the Jaisalmer region of Rajasthan, causing alarm in the surrounding areas, Indian media reported on Saturday.
According to India Today, the firing exercise was being held at the Pokhran range during which three surface-to-air missiles misfired. The three missiles hit fields in different villages around the region, causing loud explosions.
However, Indian media claimed that no loss of life or property was reported.
Indian defense spokesperson Lt Col Amitabh Sharma confirmed that the missiles were misfired during a military exercise. He maintained that a probe was launched into the matter and further action would be taken accordingly.
The report detailed that the debris of two of the misfired missiles was recovered but authorities were yet to find the third one. Indian police and army personnel are currently searching for the third missile.
The missiles, with a reported range between 10 to 25 kilometers, were being test fired by the Indian Army but deviated from their path due to ‘technical errors’.
Nachana Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Kailash Vishnoi confirmed the incident to Indian media and stated a missile was found in a field at Ajasar village, while the second missile was found in another field. The missiles created large craters upon impact.
Last year, the government in New Delhi sacked three Indian Air Force (IAF) officers for violating standard operating procedures (SOPs) that led to the firing of a missile into Pakistan.
In an official statement on Tuesday, India formally concluded the inquiry into the “accidental firing” of the Brahmos missile and found three officials guilty of not following the laid down SoPs.
“A Brahmos missile was accidentally fired on 9 March 2022. A court of inquiry (COI), set up to establish the fact of the case, including fixing responsibility for the incident, found that deviation from the standard operating procedures by three officers led to the accidental firing of the missile,” read the Indian defense ministry statement.
“These three officers have primarily been held responsible for the incident. Their services have been terminated by the central government with immediate effect. Termination orders have been served upon the officers on 23 August 2022,” the statement added.
India had confirmed accidentally firing a missile into Pakistan on March 9, something Islamabad said could have triggered a major disaster and potential war between the two nuclear-armed neighbors.
Pakistan is a responsible state and has not re-acted immediately. Although it has the capability to respond instantly, but, opted for peace. Pakistan’s desire for peace is highly appreciated by the international community. Yet, Pakistan offered to facilitate a joint investigation into the incident. But, the Indian response was cool as usual. Pakistan has asked India to share the missile information to avoid any similar incident in the future, but, has not been accepted yet.
As a matter of fact, India is not a mature nation and is not capable to digest high-tech and advanced technologies. Yet, its desire for advanced and sophisticated weapons is ever-growing. Unfortunately, the US and its allies are proving India with lethal weapons, and advanced technologies to counter China. The Western World is generously assisting India, economically, technologically, and diplomatically to resist the rise of China. But, India is not ready to digest it and it became counterproductive. It can turn into a big disaster, not only for India but for its immediate neighbors and the whole region. Being a nuclear state, it poses a serious threat to global peace and security.
It is urged that the UN and international community should act with full responsibility while favoring India, keeping the safety of the whole region and global stability. The US is crazy to contain China and taking every possible measure to achieve it immediately and preparing India to be used against China. But, India trapped the former USSR during the cold war era and sought all types of favors against China, and now milking the US in gaining all types of favors to contain China.
The fascist Government in India is fanatic and poses a threat to the whole world, the International community must consider all aspects, pros, and cons while dealing with India.
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