Indian missile in Pak territory: PM reviews security preparedness

Prime Minister was briefed on security preparedness. Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) also discussed about Indian accidentally missile landing in Pakistan territory.

Indian missile in Pak territory: PM reviews security preparedness

New Delhi: The Prime Minister held a high-level meeting to review security preparedness following India accidentally fired missile in Pak territory.

The meeting was attended by National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and Foreign Secretary Harsh Shringla. Home Minister Amit Shah did not attend the meeting as he was in Gujarat.

Prime Minister was briefed about the Indian missile episode, which was landed in Pakistan due to technical malfunction during routine maintenance.

The Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) on Sunday to discussed about Indian security preparedness.

The meeting, which dealt with the war in Ukraine and also the defence situation in the neighbourhood, came four days after an Indian unarmed missile, launched accidentally, landed inside Pakistan..

“The Prime Minister was briefed on latest developments and different aspects of India’s security preparedness in the border areas as well as in the maritime and air domain,” the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) said in a statement that didn’t directly refer to the missile incident that occurred on March 9, but indicated that border security was at the top of the agenda. The meeting is also understood to have discussed the global security scenario in response to the war in Ukraine, and sanctions against Russia, The Hindu reported.

Sources said that the PM was briefed separately about the government’s responses to the incident involving a missile that accidentally misfired on Wednesday, and landed 124 km into Pakistan’s Punjab province.

The aftermath of the missile incident, the Ministry of Defence issued a statement, said that the missile firing had been “accidental”, and was caused by a technical malfunction during “routine maintenance”, adding that the government had taken a “serious view” of the lapse and ordered a high-level court of inquiry into it.

However, Pakistan has sought a joint international probe into the matter. It has been stated that missile firing was a severe security threat to the Country. Pakistan foreign ministry has issued a detailed statement, condemning the incident and it disapproved India’s clarification about the incident.