The Indian Army on Friday resorted to unprovoked aggression at the Line of Control (LoC) and targeted a United Nations Military Observers (UNMO) vehicle, said the ISPR.
According to the ISPR, two military observers were on-board the vehicle which was damaged in the attack. Both observers were rescued and safely evacuated to Rawalakot.
The UN vehicle, according to the military’s media wing, was on its way to meet Indian ceasefire violations’ victims at the Polas Village in the Chirikot sector.
Slamming India for targeting innocent civilians and UN peacekeepers across the border, Pakistan condemned the Indian Army for its naked aggression.
“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,” said the ISPR.
“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,” said the ISPR.
…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. (2/4) pic.twitter.com/NvDvjHKN6d
— DG ISPR (@OfficialDGISPR) December 18, 2020
Pakistan Army said it stands in solidarity with UNMOGIP officials and appreciates “the selfless services rendered by all members of UNMOGIP in discharge of their UN mandated duties.”
Tensions between the nuclear armed nations have risen over the past couple of days, especially after the EU DisinfoLab exposed how India was using NGOs and fake websites to attack Pakistan’s reputation.
On Friday, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi warned the world that New Delhi planned to conduct a surgical strike against Pakistan.
Addressing a press conference at Abu Dhabi, FM Qureshi said he had received information “through our intelligence agencies” that India was preparing to launch a surgical strike against Pakistan and fanning a new wave of terrorism.
Terming the situation as sensitive, he said Pakistan was fully aware of India’s conspiracies and vowed that Islamabad would respond befittingly should New Delhi initiate military action.
FM Qureshi said that India was “trying to seek tacit approval” from “important players who they consider to be their partners”.
The foreign minister said that this misadventure, in Pakistan’s opinion, was being done to divert attention from serious issues. “To begin with: The situation in Indian Occupied Kashmir.”