Even after military sources in New Delhi have rejected the allegations, Pakistan on Saturday summoned India’s Charg d’Affaires Gaurav Ahluwalia to register a protest after a United Nations Military Observers (UNMO) vehicle was targeted in the country’s Chirikot sector along the Line of Control (LoC).
The Indian diplomat was summoned to the Foreign Office (FO) in Islamabad a day after the Pakistan Army accused the Indian Army of “deliberately” targeting the UNMO, an allegation dismissed by India as completely false, baseless and factually incorrect. The FO said that the UN Observers were on their way to Polas village to meet with the victims of ceasefire violations when their vehicle was targeted. “While the vehicle was damaged, the two UNMOs remained unharmed,” it said.
According to news agency PTI, military sources in New Delhi have rejected the allegation, saying reports of targeting the UN vehicle are not true.
The allegations came after Pakistan claimed that India was planning a surgical strike against the country. 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 Dawn, 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.