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China backs Pakistan’s name for “thorough investigation” into missile incident

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The Chinese Government on Monday appeared to again Pakistan’s name for a “thorough investigation” into the unintended firing of a missile by India that ended up in Pakistan.

China’s Foreign Ministry, responding to a query from Pakistani media in regards to the incident, stated it “called on relevant countries to have dialogue and communication as soon as possible and launch a thorough investigation into this incident, strengthen information–sharing and establish a notification mechanism in time to ensure the recurrence of such incidents and prevent miscalculation.”

The assertion indicated China wished each “relevant countries” to not solely “have dialogue” however “launch a thorough investigation”. Pakistan on Saturday known as for a joint probe and stated India’s Court of Inquiry was “not sufficient since the missile ended up in Pakistani territory”. 

“Pakistan and India are both important countries in South Asia and they share responsibility to uphold regional security and stability,” Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian stated. 

India’s Ministry of Defence stated a “technical malfunction led to the accidental firing of a missile” throughout routine upkeep and the Government of India had taken a “serious view” and ordered a excessive–stage Court of Inquiry into the “deeply regrettable” incident.

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