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UN to honour four Indian peacekeepers, civilians posthumously

UN to honour four Indian peacekeepers, civilians posthumously

Four Indian peacekeepers and a civilian, who laid down their lives while serving in the UN peacekeeping operations last year, will be honoured along with other 124 personnel with a prestigious UN medal awarded posthumously for their courage and sacrifice.

Indian Army most admired, respected institution: Dalbir Singh

Indian Army most admired, respected institution: Dalbir Singh

Army chief General Dalbir Singh on Saturday said the force was the "most admired and respected institution" in the country and it was even being recognised by the international community.

US resolution on sex abuse triggers debate in Security Council

The UN Security Council convened a meeting on sexual abuse by peacekeepers where a draft resolution, pushed by the US for strong action against perpetrators of such misconduct, has triggered debate among several council members.

Focus on peace-building to protect civilians in armed conflicts: India to UN

India`s newly appointed Permanent Representative Syed Akbaruddin said this on Tuesday in his first address to the Security Council.

India dismayed at lack of transparency in UN peace operations

India has expressed its strong dismay at the lack of accountability and transparency in the framing of peacekeeping mandates by the UN Security Council, saying this "failing" by the world body is resulting in rising casualties among peacekeepers and civilians.

PM Modi concerned over no say to countries providing troops

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced that India will contribute an additional battalion of 850 troops for UN peacekeeping operations, but also raised concern that troop contributing countries have no role in decision-making.

Cameroon troops with UN peacekeeping mission demand back pay

Around 200 soldiers from Cameroon marched through the streets of the capital on Wednesday to demand eight months of back pay for their service with the U.N. peacekeeping mission in Central African Republic.