NEW DELHI: The United Nations (UN) has denied the Pakistani army’s claim that Indian forces fired at a UN vehicle on the Line of Control (LoC) yesterday.
Press reports in Pakistan last night quoted the Pakistan army’s media wing as saying that India targeted a UN Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) vehicle in the Khanjar Sector. The Pakistani army termed it a “ceasefire violation” by India and said it ” effectively responded to silence Indian firing “.Not true, said the UN secretary general’s spokesman at a press briefing late Wednesday night India time.
“I can say to you that this afternoon in Bhimber District … UNMOGIP military observers accompanied by Pakistani army escorts heard gunshots in their vicinity. There is no evidence that the UNMOGIP military observers were targeted by the gunfire. No UN military observer was injured,” said Stephane Dujarric, spokesman for the UN Secretary-General.
Pakistan has been on the back foot since the Indian Army said on Tuesday it destroyed Pakistani posts on the LoC in “punitive strikes”+ , in retaliation for infiltration attempts at the border.
Pakistan denied such assaults then released what the Indian Army called a “fake video” purportedly showing its army “destroying” an Indian post in Nowshera.
“Video from Pakistan claiming to destroy Indian post is fake as Indian posts have walls thick enough to withhold fire of recoilless gun,” said the sources.