Indian army opens fire on United Nations vehicle
RAWALPINDI: Indian Army on Friday once again resorted to unprovoked firing in Chirikot Sector of the Line of Control (LOC).
Indian army, which has a long history of targeting civilians, has now opened fire on a United Nations vehicle.
Military wing of armed forces, the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) said Indian troops deliberately targeted a United Nations vehicle with two UN military observers on board. The ISPR said that the military observers were going to interact with victims of ceasefire violations in Polas Village in Chirikot Sector.
“It must be noted 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 and evacuated by Pakistan Army to Rawalakot,” said the ISPR.
The ISPR director general said that such illegal and unlawful acts against all established international norms, signified mal-intent of Indian Army to target not only innocent civilians residing along the Line of Control but UN Peacekeepers as well. “This act only goes to show Indian Army’s complete disregard to the principles enshrined in the UN Charter,” he said.
The military wing of armed forces said that it was indeed a new low for Indian Army. “Pakistan Army stands in solidarity with UNMOGIP officials and appreciates the selfless services rendered by all members of UNMOGIP in discharge of their UN mandated duties,” said the ISPR.