US rejects Pakistan demand for UN probe into Indian soldiers’ killing
New Delhi: The United States has turned down Pakistan’s demand for an international probe into the January 8 killing of two Indian soldiers along the Line of Control in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir, by Pakistani Army jawans.
While rejecting as "baseless and unfounded" the charges that its troops killed and beheaded the two Indian soldiers, Pakistan had suggested a third party probe.
Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar had told an Indian news channel: "We are saying that an incident like this did not take place, but if our enquiry is not good enough, we can ask the UN to do the enquiry."
Khar had suggested that the Indian Army could probe the killings since it took place 600 metres inside Indian territory.
"I think we can do both our own investigations and assist each other in finding out what really happened."
The Pakistan Foreign Ministry had also issued a statement, stating, “Pakistan is prepared to hold investigations through the UN Military Observes Group for India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) on the recent ceasefire violations on the LoC.”
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- Bird flu grips nation, Delhi worst affected
- I pay my tribute to martyr Naresh Pal: PM Narendra Modi
- Some people are creating confusion between me and my father: Akhilesh Yadav
- Ramgopal Yadav writes to SP workers after Akhilesh Yadav suspends Shivpal Yadav
- Ramgopal Yadav writes letter to SP party workers after Akhilesh Yadav sacked Shivpal Yadav
- India vs New Zealand, 3rd ODI: As it happened...
- This is why Cyrus Mistry was removed as Chairman of Tata Sons!
- Prompt action on border pushes Pak to offer olive branch, says both sides need to 'formalise' 2003 ceasefire
- 7th Pay Commission: Committee on Allowances proposes hike in HRA for central govt employees
- Read letters by Ratan Tata to PM Narendra Modi and Group employees after Cyrus Mistry's ouster