December 20 According to the Ministry of Public Relations of Pakistan, on the 18th local time, Indian troops opened unprovoked fire on the Pakistani side of the line of actual control between India and Pakistan, causing the vehicles of the United Nations Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan to be hit.
The United Nations subsequently confirmed the damage to the vehicle and said that the incident was under investigation.
According to a report by Pakistan’s Dawn on the 19th, on the morning of the 18th, United Nations military observers carried out routine monitoring activities near Lawarakot on the Pakistani side of the Indo-Pakistan Solidar control line as part of the mission’s mandate to observe and report on violations of the ceasefire agreement.
According to Pakistan, the United Nations vehicle was subsequently “intentionally targeted” by India because the United Nations vehicle has clear markings and special models, which can be clearly identified even from a distance. It is reported that two United Nations staff members on board were subsequently rescued and evacuated safely by the Pakistani army.
Fahan Haq, deputy spokesman of the Secretary-General of the United Nations, said in a regular press conference on the matter that the United Nations mission was investigating the incident.
He also mentioned that no people were injured in the incident, but the vehicles of the United Nations Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan were damaged.
Pakistani media pointed out that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Pakistan had called on the 19th to the Indian Chargé d’affaires in Pakistan for India’s “intentional aim” at United Nations vehicles, and said that India’s behavior was in flagrant violation of established international norms and completely disregard for the principles enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations and should be condemned.
India’s New Delhi TV quoted Indian Foreign Ministry sources as saying that India denied Pakistan’s claim and called its allegations “baseless”.