Monday, October 17, 2005
Look ma, there's a missile coming at me
The Telegraph reports:
A missile-launching system dropped from an Indian Air Force plane targeted at imaginary terrorists nearly wiped out two defence ministers, an ambassador and the country’s almost entire military top brass.Hmm. Had the gentlemen been a little bit unluckier, imagine the many conspiracy theories that would have sprung forth. Thankfully, they escaped.
The anti-tank gun, fixed on a military vehicle, landed metres from defence minister Pranab Mukherjee and his Russian counterpart Sergei Ivanov while they watched joint military exercises in western Rajasthan.
Journalists and soldiers were shown on Russian TV running for cover but Ivanov, a former spy and close friend of President Vladimir Putin, and Mukherjee remained seated.