Paramilitary contingent leaves for Congo on UN mission

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 29, 2009 - 00:27

New Delhi: A 114-member paramilitary
contingent, including seven women, have been sent on an UN
mission for performing civil police duties in trouble-torn
Democratic Republic of Congo in Africa.

The squad belonging to Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP)
has replaced a 124-member similar unit from the same force
which was deployed in that country for more than a year, a
senior official said.

The new contingent, with a total strength of 125 (11
members sent in advance) have been trained in commando, VIP
security and civil policing duties, he said.

The squad will perform patrolling and security duties,
escort duties and will provide security to the Supreme Court
of Congo in coordination with the local police.

This is the 4th ITBP contingent being sent to Congo. The
squad will serve in that country for a year.

Bureau Report

First Published: Wednesday, July 29, 2009 - 00:27

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