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CRPF contingent for UN Mission in Liberia flagged off

Last Updated: Friday, August 6, 2010 - 20:17

New Delhi: A contingent of 120 CRPF personnel
would soon join the United Nations Mission in Liberia, where
it would provide security cover to its Prime Minister, besides
training the war-torn country`s police force.

Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) chief Vikram
Srivastava today flagged off the contingent that will render
civil police duties in the African country.
"Your work should speak about you. The people of Liberia
expect a lot from you. Please do not do something that hurts
their sentiments. It is your duty to provide them all help,"
Srivastava told the personnel who will also play a vital role
in helping the country conduct 2011 general elections.
The men, trained in commando tactics and special driving
skills, will be deployed for a year under the United Nations
Mission in Liberia (UNMIL). They will not only provide
security cover to the Prime Minister of Liberia but also train
the Liberian police.

This is the sixth Indian police contingent to Liberia.
Four of the earlier ones were all-women contingents.


First Published: Friday, August 6, 2010 - 20:17
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