https://www.reuters.com/article/us-pakistan-india-military-statement/india-says-it-accidentally-fired-missile-into-pakistan-idUSKCN2L81GG

NEW DELHI, March 11 (Reuters) – India said on Friday it accidentally fired a missile into Pakistan because of a “technical malfunction” during routine maintenance.

“On 9 March 2022, in the course of a routine maintenance, a technical malfunction led to the accidental firing of a missile,” the government said in a statement.

“It is learnt that the missile landed in an area of Pakistan. While the incident is deeply regrettable, it is also a matter of relief that there has been no loss of life due to the accident.”

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Reporting by Nigam Prusty; Editing by Toby Chopra

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