Indian Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Sunday rejected Pakistan’s allegations that Indian troops deliberately targeted a vehicle of the United Nations along the Line of Control saying a detailed investigation found the claims to be factually “incorrect and false”.
MEA Spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said Pakistan should responsibly investigate its “lapses” 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.
On Friday, Pakistan had alleged that Indian troops targeted a vehicle of United Nations Military Observers (UNMO) in the Chirikot sector along the Line of Control (LoC).
Srivastava said that India has conveyed its findings and views on “these misrepresentations” to the Pakistani side.
“Allegations by Pakistan regarding Indian forces deliberately targeting a UN vehicle on 18 Dec 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,” he said.
“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,” the MEA spokesperson said.