Jaisalmer: Rocket fired during practice by Indian Army lands in field

A rocket fired during practice by Indian Army landed in a field, on Saturday, beyond the boundary of the firing range, in Jaisalmer district and damaged crops.

PTI February 18, 2017 22:51:08 IST
Jaisalmer: Rocket fired during practice by Indian Army lands in field

Jaipur: A rocket fired during practice by Indian Army landed in a field, on Saturday, beyond the boundary of the firing range, in Jaisalmer district and damaged crops.

There was no loss of life due to the incident but it left a crater in the field, defence spokesperson Lt Col Manish Ojha said.

"In a rare incident during practice firing, a rocket landed in a cultivated field on the outskirts of the range boundary. There was no loss of life or injury to any person. Safety norms are strictly observed by armed forces during field firing," Ojha said.

He said the cause of the rocket overshooting the range boundary is being investigated.

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