Pakistan Military states an Indian Supersonic Missile (Brahmos) has crashed in their territory
The Pakistani military stated on Thursday that an unidentified high-altitude supersonic item originating in India had fallen in Pakistani territory, jeopardising civilian passenger aircraft and that New Delhi should explain why.
The two nuclear-armed neighbours have fought three wars and engaged in countless military engagements, most recently in 2019 when their air forces clashed.
“On 9 March, a high-speed flying object was picked up inside Indian territory by the Pakistan air force’s air defence operations centre,” Pakistan military spokesman Major-General Babar said in a hastily arranged press briefing on Thursday night.
He stated that the military was unsure of the nature of the object, which landed in the eastern Pakistani city of Mian Channu and originated in India’s western Haryana region of Sirsa.
Here is the image of the crash :
The Indian Ministry of External Affairs did not respond immediately to a Reuters inquiry about the topic sent after hours.
“The flight path of this object jeopardised several national and international passenger planes both in Indian and Pakistani airspace, as well as human life and ground property,” added Babar.
At the press conference, a Pakistan air force official stated that the object was being forensically examined and that preliminary research indicated it was a surface-to-surface supersonic missile that was unarmed.
He said it flew 124 kilometres (77 miles) across Pakistani airspace before landing at an altitude of 40,000 feet and at a speed of Mach 3.
Babar stated that the military would not jump to conclusions until India provided an explanation, but that Pakistan firmly condemns this “flagrant breach” of its airspace.
“Whatever caused this situation to occur, the Indians must explain,” Babar added.