On March 9, India mistakenly launched an unarmed missile into eastern Pakistan. The Indian Defense Ministry said the accidental fire resulted from a “technical malfunction” in the course of regular maintenance. The projectile was reportedly a BrahMos cruise missile, which was jointly developed with Russia and can travel approximately 300-500 km. The missile damaged civilian property but did not kill civilians or hit military targets. Although Pakistan condemned the attack, it did not appear to publicly threaten retaliation or similar escalatory measures.