- The court told the Defense Ministry and the Chief of Air Staff that they had 6 weeks to respond to the petition.
- Abhinav Sharma challenged the Indian Air Force's decision to fire him and two others for "gross negligence" that led to the accidental shooting.
The Centre recently told the Delhi High Court in person that the mistaken firing of a Brahmos combat missile into Pakistan in March of last year embarrassed India in the eyes of the world and could have led to a war-like situation between the two neighbouring countries.
The Centre has never said anything about the Brahmos misfire until now.
Additional Solicitor General (ASG) Chetan Sharma said the same thing to the Delhi High Court when Wing Commander Abhinav Sharma challenged the Indian Air Force’s decision to fire him and two others for “gross negligence” that led to the accidental shooting.
The court told the Defense Ministry and the Chief of Air Staff that they had 6 weeks to respond to the petition.
Wing Commander Abhinav Sharma has sued the Ministry of Defense and the Chief of Air Staff in the Delhi High Court. He says that he was wrongly fired and that the Court of Inquiry didn’t give him a chance to defend himself.
Sharma and three other IAF officers were kicked out of the service after a court of enquiry found that they had broken the combat SOP by not making sure that all missiles loaded on the Mobile Autonomous Launcher (MAL) had their combat connectors disconnected before the convoy moved.