In the wake of last week`s attack on a UN base in South Sudan that injured two Indian peacekeepers, India has conveyed its "deep concern" to the Security Council over the continued hostilities and lack of political dialogue in the troubled nation.
The bravery of 43 Indian peacekeepers stationed at a UN base in South Sudan, which was attacked by about 2,000 rebels this week, prevented more casualties, a top UN official said as she lauded the dedication shown by Indian troops in peacekeeping missions.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav Thursday announced financial assistance of Rs 20 lakh each to the family members of two peacekeepers from the state killed during a UN peacekeeping mission in South Sudan.
The UN strongly condemned the killing of five Indian peacekeepers in S Sudan, with Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and the Security Council demanding swift investigation to bring the perpetrators of the attack to justice.
Military officials in the Democratic Republic of Congo Thursday said they have detained two suspects allegedly involved in the attack on Indian peacekeepers, which left three soldiers dead and seven injured, Xinhua reported.
Three Indian soldiers, who
were part of the UN peacekeeping force in Congo, were killed
and seven others injured when rebel forces attacked their base
in Kirumba province of the central African nation on Wednesday.
Minister of State for External Affairs Shashi Tharoor visited quake devastated Haiti and met President Rene Garcia Preval at his temporary home as well as Indian peacekeepers aiding the survivors in the Caribbean nation.
Israel has accused the Indian
troops part of the UN peacekeepers along its border with Lebanon of doing nothing to prevent the infiltration of Hezbollah supporters into its territory, but on the contrary cooperated with them.