UN approves budget for it’s Military Observer Mission in India & Pakistan despite Indian opposition


New York: Jan 10, 2020 (TNS): Despite India’s efforts to curtail funding for United Nations Military Observer Mission in India and Pakistan, which monitors Line of Control in disputed Kashmir region, the General Assembly has approved a complete budget line for the peacekeeping unit.

During the negotiations in the Assembly’s Fifth Committee, which deals with economic and financial matters, the Pakistani delegation succeeded in thwarting India’s concerted attempts to minimize budget for UNMOGIP.

India, also failed in seeking to abolish a seat in UNMOGIP’s Srinagar wing that has been vacant for last two years. The recruitment delay for the seat was caused by lack of Indian visa.