December 19, the Indian army suddenly opened fire on the Pakistani side of the India-Pakistan ceasefire line that day, and targeted two vehicles carrying United Nations military observers. During the attack, two vehicles were shot and damaged. Fortunately, Pakistan took action in time and rescued UN staff. The incident did not cause casualties.
Kashmir, on the border between India and Pakistan, is a famous hot spot in the world. Since the partition of India and Pakistan, the region has become a scar that has lain between the two countries, leading to several large-scale local wars. After several wars, Pakistan was dismembered into two countries, and India and Pakistan became feuds. In the end, the two countries exchanged fire and clashes on the front line of Kashmir all the year round.
It is particularly worth mentioning that India last year announced that it had cancelled the special state status of India-controlled Kashmir State and frequently created friction in this region. Currently, India and Pakistan have deployed nearly 800,000 troops along the boundary line of Kashmir, and sporadic conflicts may escalate into large-scale wars at any time. In order to prevent the conflict from escalating, the United Nations deployed military observers in the region to supervise the two countries.
After the incident, we can see from the photos from the scene of the attack that there were many bullet holes and traces left by live ammunition on the windshield and door of the vehicle carried by the United Nations military observers. Some Indian media reported that the incident was a lesson to Pakistan, the purpose is to let them know that no one can protect them.
This attack by the Indian army is unlikely to be a premeditated action, as the Indian media boasted.
For India, it is a very stupid thing to take the initiative to attack the UN military observers responsible for peacekeeping operations. If you don’t approve of the work of the United Nations, you can disagree with it. There is no need to do anything to the people of the United Nations, and there is no need to use the United Nations to scare Pakistan. As a result, India has lost too much points in the international community, and the gains outweigh the losses.
This attack is most likely a catastrophe caused by the Indian army’s mistakes, but it also exposed an important flaw of the Indian army-the army’s weak intelligence search, command and control capabilities. You should know that the United Nations vehicles will be painted with eye-catching white, and marked with the big black English font “UN” on the car body. Each patrol will also notify the two sides of the firefighting route in advance as planned.
Even if the Indian army is unintentional, the attack on the UN convoy will cause a lot of trouble for it, and may even have to pay a certain price. If the report submitted by the attacked observer confirms that the Indian army deliberately attacked the UN convoy, then India cannot escape and will be condemned and sanctioned by the UN. After all, India cannot ignore or even threaten the UN like the US imperialists.
It is understood that under the strong urging of some member states, the United Nations has organized personnel to investigate the Indian army’s attack and demanded that India severely punish the relevant personnel involved. Regardless of the results of the investigation, India’s situation in this matter is very passive, and it will certainly set back its efforts to expand its influence through the UN stage.
It can be said that the Indian army’s attack on the UN convoy is inevitable.
In recent years, India’s geostrategic posture has been exceptionally good. Not only has it maintained a traditional friendship with Russia, but the superpower America has favored it. This has made some Indian elites forget about it and even arrogantly clamored to win the “2.5-line war”. “——To win the war with China and Pakistan and deal with domestic rebellions. It is this arrogant mentality that makes them a little fluttering.
Even if the attack was not intentional, it was at least caused by indiscretion.