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Wednesday, 8 June 2016

Swedish general appointed to head UN India-Pakistan military observers


United Nations, June 9 (IANS) UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon has appointed Swedish Major General Per Lodin, a logistics expert, to head the UN Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) that monitors the situation in Kashmir. India does not recognize the UNMOGIP's mandate. He is to succeed Major General Delali Johnson Sakyi of Ghana, who is completing his two-year assignment
in July, Ban's spokesperson Stephane Dujarric said Wednesday. Lodin is currently the head of Strategic Material Management at Försvarets materielverk (FMV), the Swedish defence ministry's procurement and logistics arm.

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