Pakistan Demands Probe Into Accidental Missile From India

    Photo: Reuters [via The Hindu]

    The Facts

    • Pakistan on Sat demanded a joint probe into the accidental firing of an Indian missile into the country.

    • India confirmed the incident - which occurred March 9 - on Fri. They claimed the missile had a technical malfunction during routine maintenance.


    The Spin

    Narrative A

    The imprudent launch not only caused damage to civilian property but also put at risk human lives and flights. This reflects India's clear disregard for air safety and indolence towards regional peace and stability. India needs to be mindful and avoid the recurrence of unprovoked violations in the future.

    Narrative B

    The Indian government is taking the incident extremely seriously and has ordered a high-level court of inquiry to determine how the accidental firing occured, despite several safeguards. Although deeply regrettable, it's a relief that there was no loss of life.

    Nerd narrative

    There is a 62% chance that armed conflicts between the national military forces, and/or law enforcement personnel of India and Pakistan will lead to at least 100 deaths before Jan 1, 2050.


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