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India’s government has sacked three air force officers for the “accidental firing of a missile” into Pakistan in March.

The incident had escalated tensions between the two nuclear-armed nations. Delhi had blamed the “deeply regrettable” incident on a “technical malfunction” during routine maintenance. Islamabad warned Delhi to “be mindful of the unpleasant consequences of such negligence” and to avoid a repeat.

The officers responsible for the 9 March incident have been terminated from service, the Indian Air Force said in a statement on Tuesday.

Source: BBC News