UNITED NATIONS INDIA-PAKISTAN OBSERVATION MISSION (UNIPOM)

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Australia: 20 September 1965 to 1966.

Strength: 3

Area of Operations (AO): India and Pakistan.

Purpose: In September 1965, the UN negotiated a ceasefire to end the second Indo-Pakistan war and established UNIPOM to assist UNMOGIP in supervising the ceasefire and withdrawal of forces along the India-Pakistan border. This did not include Kashmir, which remained an UNMOGIP responsibility.

Comments: Lieutenant General Nimmo, the Australian CMO of UNMOGIP, was appointed acting CMO UNIPOM until a separate CMO was available. When this occurred in October 1965, UN HQ delegated Nimmo oversight of both missions due to their close relationship.

Veteran Entitlement Act (VEA): Schedule 3; 20 September 1965.

Service Type: Non-warlike.

Gazette: S274 of 18 Jul 96

Awards & Qualifying Periods:
ASM 1945 - 1975 UNMOGIP Medal
ASM 45-75
with Clasp 'KASHMIR'
UNMOGIP Medal