Director General Inter Services Public Relations Major Babar Iftikhar on Thursday issued a clarification regarding the aircraft crash in Mian Channu on late Wednesday. The confirmation was made by DG ISPR Major Babar Iftikhar while addressing a press conference on Thursday.
According to the details, the aircraft that crashed in Mian Channu on Wednesday was an Indian projectile that was shot down the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) after it entered the Pakistani airspace from India and violated international conventions.
“We detected the object on time and took necessary action as per the standard operating procedures (SOPs),” said DG ISPR, adding that there were no causalities as a result of the incident. He added that the Indian projectile entered Pakistan from India at a speed of 124KMS.
“The flight path endangered civilians in both Pakistan and India.” said DG ISPR, adding that India must explain what caused the incident as it reflects poorly on the Indian aviation. Furthermore, he said that the incident could have resulted in a major aviation disaster.
The nature of the Indian projectile is still being investigated but DG ISPR confirmed that the projectile was not armed, but there is a major possibility that the projectile was a missile. He added that further investigation is in progress , but one thing is clear that Indian technology was not up to the mark.
The Indian projectile did not cause any loss of life as it was shot down by PAF near Mian Channu, however, there was damage to civilian properties. Earlier, it was reported that a PAF training aircraft that crashed in Mian Channu.