The matters between India and Pakistan have always been very spicy. Whether it is a dispute of media industry copying each other, or overly passionate citizens fighting each other on Quora and Reddit, we sure act like two toxic siblings, or like Batman and Joker. However, recently Pakistan and India almost came to blows. Almost! This time the situation was very serious. India ended up doing a massive blunder. Either India is running low on talented workers for the very important job of routine maintenance in the nuclear-weapons department, or someone drank a shit ton of alcohol and ended up nearly causing a nuclear war. Whatever is the case, India surely made a fool of itself after launching an ‘accidental’ missile on Pakistan.
After a while, New Delhi issued an apology, saying that it deeply regretted the fired missile which was the consequence of a nut head doing a rather lame job of technical maintenance. The error occurred due to technical and human errors. What makes the matter more interesting, and somewhat dangerous is the fact that Pakistan was ready to deliver a retaliatory strike. This could have broken into a full-fledged nuclear war, and considering how Russia is already playing its part in enticing the world to go to WWIII, this would surely have been a nail in the coffin.
Luckily, unlike the Indian hotheads, Pakistan ran an initial assessment before taking any drastic measures. The initial assessment indicated that something was wrong with the launched missile. It was a good thing that the Indian missile ended up damaging only some residential property, and no casualties were recorded in the incident.
For a country that apparently doesn’t seek conflict (which apparently India claims), India sure was lousy since they didn’t use the direct hotline between top commanders on both sides to tell Pakistan of their blunder. Indian Air Force proceeded to just shut down their systems.
It wasn’t until Pakistan publicized this incident publicly, rightfully claiming that it was foolish of India to commit a mistake like that. Not only was it harmful to Pakistan, it was also harmful to their own airlines. PAF tracked the flight path of the inactive missile from the Northern Indian town of Sirsa to its landing spot in Mia Chunnu.
So far, avoiding a war is crucial to both sides. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is surely an idiot who would be willing to ride a donkey to go to war with Pakistan. However, the possibility of nuclear conflict will not just harm both countries, but may also have far-reaching effects on the entire side of the continent.