In response to the “accidental” of firing a missile to Pakistan, the Indian government has recently sacked three air force personnel.
On March 9, India launched a BrahMos supersonic cruise missile toward Pakistan. As there were no casualties as a result of the occurrence, the two close neighbours handled the situation calmly. However, Islamabad requested information from New Delhi regarding safety measures to prevent unintended launches.
“To ascertain the facts surrounding the occurrence, including the precise assignment of blame, an investigating court was established. The court determined that three officers’ breach from conventional operational protocols led to the missile being accidentally fired “In a statement, the Indian Air Force (IAF) made a claim.
Authorities claimed that on August 23, New Delhi quickly fired the three IAF personnel who were previously identified.
According to the US-based Arms Control Association, Russia and India jointly developed the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile, which is capable of transporting nuclear warheads. With a range of 300–500 km, the missile may be launched from a launch pad in northern India and reach Islamabad, the capital of Pakistan.
With a top speed of Mach 2.8 (3,430 km/h), which is nearly three times the speed of sound, the BrahMos is one of India’s most sophisticated missiles. This kind of missile can be installed on a range of platforms, including fighter jets, submarines, and land-based launchers.