Indian Army refutes Pakistan claim of targeting UN vehicle


NEW DELHI: Indian Army has denied reports emerging from the Pakistan side regarding the Indian Army targeting the UN vehicle in LoC area saying that these reports are completely false and factually incorrect, said India while responding to Islamabad’s claim that India had “specifically targeted” the vehicle.

According to sources, the Indian Army has denied reports about it targeting United Nations Military Observers’ vehicle in LoC area. “There was no firing from the Indian side in this sector today. Since movements of UN vehicles are known in advance, the question does not arise of any such firing. The allegations are baseless,” said the sources.

Earlier, Pakistan had said that India Army “specifically targeted” a United Nations vehicle carrying two officers of the United Nations Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) from across the Line of Control.

Speaking at a press conference, Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri, Foreign Office spokesperson, said that the incident occurred at around 10:45 am in the Chirikot sector along the LoC (Line of Control). This comes after Pakistan claiming that India was planning a surgical strike against the country.

Meanwhile, in a statement at a press conference in Dubai, Pakistan foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Friday said that he had credible information that India was planning a surgical strike against Pakistan.

According to media reports, Pakistan Army had been put on high alert amidst a possible threat of another attempt by India to conduct a surgical strike inside Pakistani territory.