Cross LoC skirmishes: UN Chief paying attention, says spokesperson

Srinagar

The spokesperson of the Secretary-General of United Nations Antonio Guterres on Tuesday said that the SG is “paying attention” to the India-Pakistan border tension.

However, he said the UN observers have not received any reports from India about any recent ceasefire violations.

Dujarric said, “We checked with our colleagues with UNMOGIP (United Nations Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan). We have not received any alleged ceasefire violations reports from the Indian authorities related to the latest incident that we saw yesterday.”

India on Monday claimed that the Pakistani Army targeted a patrol on the Indian side of the Line of Control in the Krishna Ghati sector and killed and mutilated the bodies of a soldier and a Border Security Force trooper. Pakistan denied involved in the attack.

Dujarric denied a suggestion that UN observers were concerned only about the Pakistani side of the border because India restricted its operations.

“UNMOGIP is impartial,” he said. “We are fully aware of operational environment in which UNMOGIP is forced to work.”

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