The Director General (DG) of Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), Maj Gen Babar Iftikhar, addressed a press conference in Rawalpindi on Thursday.
After a “projectile,” initially thought to be a private jet, crashed near Mian Channu on Wednesday night, a press conference was convened.
Initial tactical efforts are underway, and the Armed Forces will get to the bottom of this situation as soon as possible, he stated.
“A high-speed flying object was picked up inside Indian territory on March 9 at 6:43 p.m.,” he stated. It diverted from its original route and fell in Pakistani territory, causing considerable damage to civilian installations but no casualties.”
“Civilians in Pakistan and India were put in jeopardy by the flight path.” India must explain what caused this; it reflects badly on Indian aviation,” he added, adding that a massive aviation disaster may have resulted.
Pakistan is outraged by the “flagrant transgression,” he said.
Prior to the announcement by the DG ISPR, reports arose that a small training plane had crashed during a routine flight in Mian Channu, a village in Punjab’s Khanewal district, on Thursday. The jet was reportedly undergoing standard training when it crashed near Toll Plaza in Mian Channu, according to sources at the time. Of course, these rumours were false.