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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.

UN should not sub-contract peacekeeping: India

The UN should not outsource peacekeeping to regional organisations and disengage itself, India has told the Security Council, reminding that the UN "cannot disengage" with Africa by "sub-contracting peacekeeping".

Two fallen Indian peacekeepers awarded prestigious UN medal

Two fallen peacekeepers from India were honured here on Friday along with 124 other military, police and civilian personnel with a posthumous UN medal for their courage and sacrifice while serving in UN peacekeeping operations last year.

Two Tanzanian UN peacekeepers killed in Congo ambush

Two United Nations peacekeepers from Tanzania were killed in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo on Tuesday when their patrol was ambushed in an area where government forces are fighting Ugandan rebels, the country`s U.N. mission said.

Ban appeals for more troop contributions for peacekeeping

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Friday appealed to senior military officials for more troop contributions from nations around the world and political will to help peacekeepers carry out their "increasingly challenging" mandates.

US urges Europe to commit more troops to UN peacekeeping

The United States on Monday called on Europe to contribute more troops to United Nations peacekeeping missions and announced that President Barack Obama would hold a summit of world leaders in New York in September to win new commitments.


India demands greater say in UN peacekeeping mandate

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon Monday held "expansive talks" with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj who raised the issue of the need for troop-contributing countries to have greater say in the UN peacekeeping mandate.

China deploys women soldiers for UN peacekeeping in South Sudan

China has deployed women soldiers for the first time in its 700-strong infantry battalion to South Sudan to bolster a UN peacekeeping mission in the strife-torn country.

China sends infantry battalion for UN peacekeeping

 China`s infantry battalion to South Sudan is set for departure, marking the country`s first batch of soldiers to participate in the United Nations peacekeeping mission.

India demands greater share in UN peacekeeping mandates

 India, among the top troop contributors to UN peacekeeping missions, has termed as "regretful" that non-members of the Security Council, who provide troops, are not allowed to participate in its decisions on drawing up peacekeeping mandates.

Japan, Mexico to join UN peacekeeping

Japan and Mexico will contribute troops to UN peacekeeping, a top UN official said Friday following a top-level meeting aimed at shoring up blue-helmet missions worldwide.

UN peacekeepers to tackle internal strife unsustainable: India

India has warned the UN Security Council that the new trend of using peacekeepers to tackle internal political conflicts is an "unsustainable" approach to the maintenance of global peace and security.

India conveys concern over framing of UN peacekeeping mandates

India has expressed concern over not being given an opportunity to participate in the framing of peacekeeping mandates in the UN Security Council, saying it has a right to do so as a major troop contributor for the military missions.

Indo-Mongolia joint military training exercise begins

Against the backdrop of ongoing defence cooperation between Mongolian and Indian armies, a ten-day joint training exercise has commenced in the Karnataka district headquarters town of Belgaum.