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India says it is reviewing procedures after missile accidentally fired into Pakistan

India is conducting a review of its standing operating procedures for operations, maintenance and inspection of weapons systems after accidentally launching a missile into Pakistan last week, its defence minister said on Tuesday (Mar 15).

"We attach the highest priority to the safety and security of our weapon systems. If any shortcoming is found, it would be immediately rectified," Rajnath Singh told parliament.

India accidentally released a missile, which landed in Pakistan, around 7pm last Wednesday during routine maintenance and inspection, he said.

"While this incident is regretted, we are relieved that nobody was hurt due to the accident," Singh said.

Pakistan on Saturday demanded a joint probe into the incident, rejecting New Delhi's decision to hold an internal inquiry into the incident and calling on the international community to play a role.