New Delhi: A 160 personnel-strong BSF
contingent was on Friday flagged off for a UN peace-keeping
mission in the Caribbean nation of Haiti.
The contingent, the first from the Border Security
Force to Haiti, will render civil police duties along with
crowd control, VIP security and armed support to the Haiti
The contingent, led by a Commandant-rank officer, was
flagged off by BSF chief Raman Srivastava from the force
Haiti, a country with an area of 27,750 square
kilometres, has a population of about ten lakhs and has had an
unstable government besides being affected by natural
The specially trained BSF squad will be a part of the
United Nations Stabilisation Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH).
The contingent will leave for Haiti in two batches
beginning November 20.