National Security Advisor to the Prime Minister, Pakistan
On March 9th, a supersonic projectile from India traveling at 40,000 feet covered over 250 km & landed inside Pakistani territory. It has taken more than 2 days for India to accept that this was their missile launched ostensibly due to a technical malfunction during maintenance.
This raises serious questions about India’s ability to handle such sensitive technology.
This missile traveled close to the path of international and domestic commercial airlines and threatened the safety of civilians.
It is also highly irresponsible of Indian authorities not to have informed Pakistan immediately that an inadvertent launch of a cruise missile had taken place.
In a nuclear environment, such callousness & ineptitude raises questions about the safety & security of Indian weapon systems.
Already, there have been multiple incidents of uranium theft in India and its citizens have even been arrested while smuggling uranium in the recent past
Remember, this is a state apparatus being run by a fascist ideology that has already proven its recklessness by trying to bomb Pakistan in 2019.
We have constantly called on the world to look at India’s irresponsible behavior that continues to pose a threat to regional stability. Our calls have been ignored.
Given this incident, and earlier ones, the world must consider whether India is able to ensure the safety and security of its nuclear and other high-end weapon systems.
It is hard to believe anything this Indian government says. Therefore, the real circumstances surrounding this incident must also be investigated to ascertain if this was an inadvertent launch or something more intentional.
Regardless, the world must remove its blinders about Indian state’s behavior within its country, its diplomatic direction, & its disregard for the need for peace & stability in its neighborhood. The world must treat this incident with the urgency, sensitivity & alarm it deserves.
@YusufMoeed: On March 9th, a supersonic projectile from India traveling at 40,000 feet covered over 250 km & landed inside Pakistani territory. It has taken more than 2 days for India to accept that this was...…