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Peacekeepers from the UNMOGIP observing the Line of Control that separates India and Pakistan, near Bhimbar UN Field Station, Pakistan.
20 October 2005
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Mission facts

  • Location:
    The ceasefire line between India and Pakistan in the State of Jammu and Kashmir
  • Headquarters:
    Islamabad (November-April) / Srinagar (May-October)
  • Duration:
    January 1949 to present

Observing the ceasefire in Jammu and Kashmir

The first group of United Nations military observers arrived in the mission area on 24 January of 1949 to supervise the ceasefire between India and Pakistan in the State of Jammu and Kashmir. These observers, under the command of the Military Adviser appointed by the UN Secretary-General, formed the nucleus of the United Nations Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP).

Following renewed hostilities of 1971, UNMOGIP has remained in the area to observe developments pertaining to the strict observance of the ceasefire of 17 December 1971 and report thereon to the Secretary-General.