The Corps Commanders’ Conference (CCC) has said that India’s accidental firing of a missile into Pakistan could have triggered a ‘major disaster’ and threatened regional peace and security.
A statement released by Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said the forum noted with concern that “such dangerous incidents can act as trigger and seriously endanger regional peace and strategic stability”.
The CCC further called on the international community to interrogate the “safety and security protocols of Indian strategic assets to deliberate oversight”
Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa chaired the 248th Corps Commanders’ Conference at the General Headquarters (GHQ) in Rawalpindi on Tuesday.
#CCC was held @ GHQ. General Qamar Javed Bajwa, COAS presided. Forum was given comprehensive briefing on important global / regional developments, internal security situation in the country & progress on Western Border Management Regime. (1/5) pic.twitter.com/e2005ItjMf
— DG ISPR (@OfficialDGISPR) March 15, 2022
Last week, the Indian Ministry Of Defence explain that the missile which landed in Pakistan on March 9 had been ‘accidentally’ fired, claiming that the incident took place due to a ‘technical malfunction’, only after Pakistan approached the Indian charge d’affaires in regards to the incident.
Director-General of ISPR Major General Babar Iftikhar had publicly revealed that an Indian projectile and entered Pakistani airspace, falling near Mian Channu in Khanewal district, Punjab. The object damaged civilian properties when it crashed, but no causalities were reported.
Air Vice Marshall Tariq Zia, told the press that the projectile intersected two active airway routes, adding that several commercial airlines were flying in the area. He highlighted the loss of life which could have occurred if the projectile had struck one of these airplanes.
In response to the incident, the US State Department Spokesperson Ned Prince said there was no indication it was “anything other than an accident.”