Indian Army resorted to unprovoked fire in Chirikot Sector of Line of Control (LOC), military media wing stated.
According to the Inter-Service Public Relations ( ISPR), Indian troops deliberately targeted a United Nations vehicle with 2 Military Observers on board, en route to interact with Ceasefire Violation victims in Polas Village in Chirikot Sector.
ISPR added that the UN vehicles are clearly recognisable even from long distances due to their distinct make and type and clearly visible markings. While the vehicle was damaged, the two UNMOs luckily remained unharmed. They were safely rescued & evacuated by Pakistan Army to Rawalakot.
Such illegal and unlawful acts against all established international norms, signify mal-intent of Indian Army to target not only innocent civilians residing along the Line of Control but UN Peace Keepers as well. This act only goes to show the Indian Army’s complete disregard to principles enshrined in the UN Charter, ISPR said.
The military media wing further said, “It is indeed a new low for the Indian Army. Pakistan Army stands in solidarity with United Nations Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) officials and appreciates the selfless services rendered by all members of UNMOGIP in the discharge of their UN-mandated duties.”