Attack on UN vehicle: India rejects Pakistan charge, says should probe own lapses

By: Express News Service | New Delhi |

December 21, 2020 1:04:01 am

MEA spokesperson Anurag Srivastava

INDIA ON Sunday rejected Pakistan’s allegations regarding Indian forces targeting a UN vehicle and called them “incorrect and false”, and asked Islamabad to “responsibly investigate its lapses”.

MEA spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said, “Allegations by Pakistan regarding Indian forces deliberately targeting a UN vehicle on 18 December, 2020, have been investigated in detail and found to be factually incorrect and false. Our forward troops were aware of the visit of UN Military Observers in the area and did not conduct any firing as alleged.”

“Instead of repeating baseless and fabricated allegations against India to cover up its own failure in ensuring the safety and security of UN personnel in territory under its control, Pakistan should responsibly investigate its lapses. India has conveyed its findings and views on these misrepresentations to the Pakistani side,” the MEA spokesperson said.

Pakistan Foreign ministry said it has taken up the “attack” by India on the United Nations Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) Observers and their vehicle along the LoC with the UN, urging it to initiate a transparent investigation into the incident.

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