ndia’s Ministry of External Affairs [MEA]on Sunday denied Pakistan’s allegation that Indian troops had targeted a United Nations vehicle along the Line of Control last week. The ministry accused Pakistan of making false accusations against India to cover up its own failures.
“Allegations by Pakistan regarding Indian forces deliberately targeting a UN vehicle on 18 December, 2020, have been investigated in detail and found to be factually incorrect and false,” Foreign ministry spokesperson Anurag Srivastava was quoted as saying. “Our forward troops were aware of the visit of UN Military Observers in the area and did not conduct any firing as alleged.”
He added: “Instead of repeating baseless and fabricated allegations against India to cover up its own failure in ensuring the safety and security of UN personnel in territory under its control, Pakistan should responsibly investigate its lapses. India has conveyed its findings and views on these misrepresentations to the Pakistani side.”
Pakistan had alleged that the vehicle belonging to the United Nations Military Observers was targeted by Indian forces in Chirikot sector