PEACEKEEPERS

  • UN honours Indian police officer with International Female Peacekeeper Award October 14, 2014

    The United Nation's Police division has awarded Shakti Devi, an inspector in the Jammu and Kashmir Police, with the International Female Peacekeeper Award. She has been honoured for her service with the United Nations mission in Afghanistan, including her efforts to help victims of sexual and gender-based violence. ...
  • Indian police inspector wins UN's international female peacekeeper award October 14, 2014

    United Nations: An Indian police inspector has been named recipient of a prestigious international female peacekeeper award by the UN's police division for her "exceptional achievements" in her duty with the UN mission in Afghanistan, including her efforts towards helping victims of sexual and gender-based violence. Inspector Shakti Devi of the Jammu...
  • Obama hints at possible military action in South Sudan December 24, 2013

    US President Barack Obama has hinted at possible military action in South Sudan while the evacuation of peacekeepers will continue. The remark came in the backdrop of the ethnic clashes in South Sudan. ...
  • IndoRussian war drills in South Sudanlike scenario: Army October 24, 2013

    Gajner: Troops of India and Russia are engaging each other in war games codenamed exercise "Indra" at the Mahajan range under scenarios and situations resembling South Sudan where Indian troops are presently deployed as part of UN peacekeeping mission and face similar challenges. The joint field exercise between troops of the...
  • 'Terrorists be held accountable for attacks on civilians' : United Nations August 20, 2013

    India has called for holding terrorists and illegal armed groups accountable for attacks against civilians and UN peacekeepers. Addressing a special meeting of the 15membered powerful body of the United Nations during an open debate on "Protection of Civilians in armed conflict", Indian Ambassador the UN Asoke Kumar Mukerji said efforts...
  • China to send peacekeeping troops to Mali June 28, 2013

    Beijing: In a first, Chinese armed forces will be sent on a peacekeeping mission in the west African country of Mali, the government has said. According to defence ministry, it is the first time that Chinese armed forces will dispatch its security forces for peacekeeping mission. At the request of the...
  • Syria rebels free four abducted UN peacekeepers May 12, 2013

    Quinetra Crossing: A UN sergeant stationed on the Golan Heights said all Filipino UN peacekeepers abducted last week have been released and are in good condition. The peacekeeper, who gave his name as Sgt Ratton, told the reporters on Sunday that his comrades were freed at 08:30 local time. He...
  • Four United Nations peacekeepers abducted on Golan Heights May 8, 2013

    United Nations: Four UN peacekeepers, all from the Philippines, were abducted on the Golan Heights on Tuesday by an armed group believed to be the same one to have abducted 21 Filipino peacekeepers two months ago, the United Nations said. The abduction took place "near Position 86", a UN spokeswoman...
  • 6 Indians injured in Central African Republic reach Delhi April 15, 2013

    New Delhi: The six Indian nationals injured in a shooting in the Central African Republic in March have been brought here this morning and are receiving treatment in AIIMS. The injured were brought in a special French military flights from Chad, where they had been receiving medical treatment earlier, sources...
  • Indian soldiers who died in Sudan fought with bravery: UN April 14, 2013

    United Nations: Despite being outnumbered, Indian peacekeepers fought with valour and prevented more casualties in the recent attack against a UN peacekeeping convoy that killed five Indian soldiers in South Sudan, a senior UN official said on Sunday. Assistant Secretary General for Field Support, United Nations, Anthony Banbury travelled to...
  • Slain Indian soldiers in South Sudan were outnumbered April 12, 2013

    Juba: The killers in the tragic ambush of UN peacekeepers in South Sudan, that claimed the lives of five Indian Army personnel on Tuesday, not only outnumbered their target six times over but were also armed with sophisticated weapons, eyewitnesses said. In comparison, the convoy of 35 UN peacekeepers from...
  • 5 Indian soldiers killed in Sudan laid to rest with full state honours April 11, 2013

    Five Indian Army personnel, including a Lt Colonel were killed and four injured during a UN peacekeeping mission when their 32member convoy was attacked. ...
  • Proud of them, say families of Indian peacekeepers killed in South Sudan April 11, 2013

    Five Indian Army personnel, including a Lt Colonel, were killed during a UN peacekeeping mission in South Sudan. The bodies of the martyrs arrived in Delhi on Thursday morning and are expected to given military state honours. ...
  • Bodies of 5 Indian peacekeepers killed in South Sudan reach Delhi April 11, 2013

    New Delhi: The bodies of the five Indian Peacekeepers, who were killed in South Sudan on Monday, have reached IGI Airport in New Delhi on Thursday. The five martyrs are expected to be given military state honours. Five Indian soldiers, including a Lt Colonel, were killed and five, including a Captain,...
  • Bodies of Indian peacemakers to be brought back tonight April 10, 2013

    New Delhi: Postmortem on the bodies of the five Indian peacemakers, who were killed in South Sudan on Monday, will be conducted on Wednesday, said sources, adding that arrangements were being made to fly the bodies back to India by night. Two of the injured soldiers will also be flown...
  • 'Postmortem of Army personnel killed in S Sudan to be conducted today' April 10, 2013

    New Delhi: Postmortem on the bodies of the Army personnel, who were killed in South Sudan on Monday, will be conducted on Wednesday, said sources, adding that arrangements were being made to fly the bodies back to India. Five Indian soldiers, including a Lt Colonel, were killed and four...
  • UNSC condemns Indian peacekeepers' killing in South Sudan April 10, 2013

    New York: Members of the UN Security Council have condemned in the strongest terms the killing of five Indian peacekeepers in South Sudan and asked that the perpetrators be brought to justice. The members condemned the April 9 attack by unidentified armed persons on a UN Mission in South Sudan...
  • PM pays tribute to Indian soldiers killed in South Sudan April 10, 2013

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday expressed anguish over the killing of five Indian army personnel during a UN peacekeeping mission in South Sudan. "I pay tributes to our brave soldiers," Singh said in his condolence message to the bereaved families. A Lt Colonel was among the five army...
  • UN chief condemns killing of Indian peacekeepers in South Sudan April 9, 2013

    UN Secretary General Ban Kimoon on Tuesday strongly condemned the killing of five Indian Army personnel in an attack on a convoy of a UN mission in South Sudan, saying that such an act was a war crime and its perpetrators should be brought to justice. Five Indian Army personnel,...
  • Lt Col, 4 other Indian soldiers killed in South Sudan April 9, 2013

    New Delhi: Five Indian soldiers, part of the peacekeeping force, escorting a United Nations convoy in South Sudan have been killed in an ambush by Sudanese rebels. The five killed includes a Lt Colonel. Four other soldiers have also been injured in the incident, the Ministry of External Affairs confirmed...
  • Congo: 6 Indian UN peacekeepers wounded in ambush October 19, 2012

    United Nations: Six Indian peacekeepers and a local interpreter, serving with the United Nations mission in strifetorn Congo, were wounded when their patrol was ambushed in what is being termed as a "targetted and deliberate" attack. The six peacekeepers were part of the Indian contingent serving with the UN Organization...
  • Indian UN peacekeeper killed in Congo fighting July 7, 2012

    Kinshasa: Rebels in Congo said on Friday they had seized the eastern town of Bunagana on the border with Uganda after days of fierce fighting with government troops during which an Indian UN peacekeeper was killed and thousands of residents displaced. More than 2,000 civilians had crossed the border into Uganda...
  • 4 UN peacekeepers wounded in southern Sudan May 11, 2011

    United Nations: Four UN peacekeepers have been shot and wounded in southern Sudan while on patrol close to the disputed town of Abyei. UN spokesman Farhan Haq said the Zambian peacekeepers were evacuated for immediate medical treatment after Tuesday's shooting and their condition was not immediately known. He said the identity of...
  • Indian UN peacekeeper killed in Congo ambush May 24, 2010

    Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of Congo: An Indian UN peacekeeper and two Congolese nationals were killed in an ambush in Democratic Republic of Congo, the United Nations said on Monday. The peacekeeper's unit had gone to the aid of government soldiers under attack from unknown gunmen in North Kivu province, the...
  • UN denies cancellation of contingent from India in Congo March 10, 2009

    United Nations: The United Nations on Monday denied that it has asked India not to send replacement for one of its peacekeeping contingents in Congo because of alleged sexual misconduct by some Indian security personnel. Replying to a question on reports that world body has asked India not to send...
  • Women, children hardest hit among Congo refugees: UNICEF November 1, 2008

    Cologne: Women and children caught up in the fighting in eastern Congo are in urgent need of help, the UN Children's Fund UNICEF said on Friday. More than a quarterofamillion refugees fled the fighting in recent days between the Congolese Army and rebels under the leadership of General Laurent Nkunda. Many...
  • Army starts probe against Indian soldiers in Congo August 12, 2008

    New Delhi: The Army said on Tuesday it was probing charges of sexual exploitation and abuse by group of its soldiers who are on a UN peacekeeping mission in Congo. "Some reports of Indian peacekeepers being involved in sexual exploitation, including child abuse, have been received by the Indian Army," a...
  • UN peacekeepers ambushed in Africa, 7 dead July 10, 2008

    New Delhi: UN Chief Ban Kimoon has severely condemned an ambush which left seven members of UNAfrican Union (UNAMID) peacekeeping mission dead and 22 wounded. The peacekeepers were ambushed during a routine patrol by around 40 vehicles full of armed militia on Tuesday. The fight continued for over two hours....
  • Indian peacekeepers warned over gold trafficking July 7, 2008

    New Delhi: Three Indian Army officers have been let off with a warning over allegations of gold trafficking while they were UN peacekeepers in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The allegations, first revealed by the BBC, were part of a wider investigation carried out by the UN. The UN has kicked...