New Delhi/London : Indian officials Monday denied charges levelled in a BBC programme that its UN peacekeepers in the Congo had smuggled arms to militias in the strife-torn country.
"The (arms smuggling) charge is frivolous," an official in New Delhi said.
"There was a minor instance of gold smuggling. This is being investigated," the official told IANS, speaking on condition of anonymity.
BBC reported Monday that Indian and Pakistani peacekeepers looted gold and gave arms to militias in the Congo but the United Nations covered up the scandal.