Indian Missile Reported To Have Been Shot Into Pakistan
PAKISTAN - On Thursday Pakistan's military reported that an unidentified high-altitude supersonic object that entered into Pakistan from India crashed into Pakistan, putting civilian flights in danger.
Spokesman for the Pakistan military Major-General Babar stated "On 9 March a high speed flying object was picked up inside Indian territory by air defense operations center of the Pakistan air force".
He said that the Pakistani military was not certain regarding the nature of the object that crashed near the Mian Channu city, in Pakistan but that the object's flight path originated in Sirsa, India which is located in the Haryana province.
Babar stated "The flight path of this object endangered many national and international passenger flights both in Indian and Pakistani airspace as well as human life and property of ground".
An official from the Pakistani air force said that the object is currently being analyzed with forensics and that initial studies suggest that it was a surface-to-surface supersonic missile but that it was not armed.
He said that the suspected supersonic missile traveled at an altitude of 40,000 feet ad was going mach 3. It flew for 77 miles in Pakistani airspace before finally coming down and crashing.
Babar said that the Pakistani military will not be jumping to conclusions until they have received an explanation from India regarding the 'flagrant violation' of its airspace.
"Whatever caused this incident to happen, it is for the Indians to explain" he said.