NEW DELHI – At least three officers of the Indian air force were dismissed over March 9 misadventure when Indian supersonic missile crashed in Pakistan’s territory.
Indian defence officials took action nearly six months after the incident as Pakistan, along with other neighbours raised questions on New Delhi’s credibility, and safety of military command and control, as well as its arsenal.
In a statement, the Indian air force said the three officers have been held responsible for the incident. Their services have been terminated by the central govt with immediate effect.
It further added that the Court of Inquiry into the incident found that deviation from the SOP by officers led to the accidental firing of the missile.
Meanwhile, there is no immediate reaction from Pakistan to the removal of Indian officers from the service.
India earlier admitted firing missiles into archrival Pakistan, a nuclear-armed neighbor, blaming the incident on a 'technical malfunction'.
Soon after the incident, Pakistan warned India to be mindful of the unpleasant consequences of such negligence and to avoid a repeat.
Pakistan also summoned India's top diplomat about the incident and urged New Delhi to share the findings of its investigation into what happened.
The Indian diplomat conveyed that the imprudent launch of the flying object not only caused damage to civilian property but also put at risk human lives on the ground.
Besides, the flight path of the flying object endangered several domestic/international flights within Pakistani airspace and could have resulted in a serious aviation accident as well as civilian casualties.
Pakistan’s military spokesperson Major General Babar Iftikhar revealed that the flight path of the missiles endangered many national and international passenger flights, as well as human life and property on the ground.
He said the projectile entered the Pakistani airspace and caused some damage to surrounding areas after it fell near Mian Channu in Khanewal district.
KARACHI - Following are the foreign currency exchange rates for US Dollar, Saudi Riyal, UK Pound Sterling, U.A.E. Dirham, European Euro, and other foreign currencies in Pakistan open market on June 06, 2023 (Tuesday).
Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
|UK Pound Sterling||GBP||377||381|
|Hong Kong Dollar||HKD||36.4||36.75|
|New Zealand Dollar||NZD||173.16||175.16|
KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 228,900 on Wednesday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs197,190.
Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs180,756 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 210,832.
Note: The gold rate in Pakistan is fluctuating according to the international market so the price is never been fixed. The below rates are provided by local gold markets and Sarafa Markets of different cities.
|Lahore||PKR 228,900||PKR 2125|
|Karachi||PKR 228,900||PKR 2125|
|Islamabad||PKR 228,900||PKR 2125|
|Peshawar||PKR 228,900||PKR 2125|
|Quetta||PKR 228,900||PKR 2125|
|Sialkot||PKR 228,900||PKR 2125|
|Attock||PKR 228,900||PKR 2125|
|Gujranwala||PKR 228,900||PKR 2125|
|Jehlum||PKR 228,900||PKR 2125|
|Multan||PKR 228,900||PKR 2125|
|Bahawalpur||PKR 228,900||PKR 2125|
|Gujrat||PKR 228,900||PKR 2125|
|Nawabshah||PKR 228,900||PKR 2125|
|Chakwal||PKR 228,900||PKR 2125|
|Hyderabad||PKR 228,900||PKR 2125|
|Nowshehra||PKR 228,900||PKR 2125|
|Sargodha||PKR 228,900||PKR 2125|
|Faisalabad||PKR 228,900||PKR 2125|
|Mirpur||PKR 228,900||PKR 2125|
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