CRPF contingent for UN Mission in Liberia flagged off
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Last Updated: Friday, August 06, 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 06, 2010, 20:17

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