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India, Pak should hold talks, probe missile misfire: China

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Beijing: China on Monday said India and Pakistan should hold dialogue as soon as possible and launch a "thorough" investigation into the recent 'accidental firing' of a missile from India which landed in Pakistan's Punjab province.

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian, during a media briefing here, said both Pakistan and India are important countries in South Asia and they share the responsibility to uphold regional security and stability.

Asked by a Pakistani journalist about China's response to the 'accidental firing' of the Indian missile, he said: 'We have noted the relevant information'.