Pakistan summoned India’s Deputy High Commissioner Gaurav Ahluwalia on Saturday to lodge a protest after a UN military observers (UNMO) vehicle was targeted near the Line of Control in the country’s Chirikot sector.
A day after the Pakistan Army accused the Indian Army of ‘willfully’ targeting UNMO, the Indian diplomat was summoned to the Foreign Office (FO) here. India has denied this allegation as completely false, baseless and factually incorrect.
The FO said that its vehicle was targeted when the UN observer was going to Polas village to meet the victims of the ceasefire violation. He said the vehicle was damaged, but both UNMOs suffered no damage.
Military sources in New Delhi have dismissed the allegation and said that the reports targeting the UN vehicle were not true.
Meanwhile, in New York, UN Deputy Spokesperson Farhan Haque commented on the incident on Friday, saying that I believe that according to the details we have, no one has been hurt but in one incident a vehicle has been damaged. And the mission is currently investigating the incident.
Official sources in New Delhi have said that the reports from Pakistan regarding the attack on UN vehicle near the Line of Control by Indian troops are completely false, baseless and factually incorrect.
Sources said that there was no firing from the Indian side in that area on Friday. Sources said that since there is already information about the movement of United Nations vehicles, there is no question of such firing. Sources said the allegations are baseless.
India maintains that the United Nations Military Observer Group (UNMOGIP), established in India and Pakistan in January 1949, is no longer useful and is now irrelevant as a result of the Simla Agreement and the subsequent establishment of the Line of Control.