UN observers did not receive any reports on recent ceasefire violations

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is “paying attention” to the India-Pakistan border tension, spokesperson Stephane Dujarric said on Tuesday.

However he denied receiving any reports from India about any recent ceasefire violations.

When asked about the current India-Pakistan situation, 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.”

Pertinently India on Monday alleged 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.

Naib Subedar Paramjit Singh and Head Constable Prem Sagar were killed in the attack carried out by Pakistan’s Border Action Team, Indian Army reported.

Pakistan has however denied the allegations.

Denying the suggestion that UN observers were concerned only about the Pakistani side of the border because India restricted its operations, Dujarric said, “UNMOGIP is impartial, and we are fully aware of operational environment in which UNMOGIP is forced to work.”

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