UN PEACEKEEPERS

  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • More Indian troops to be sent to Congo March 5, 2007

    New Delhi: India's involvement in United Nations peacekeeping operations which began in 1950 seems to be getting deeper. On Monday it was announced that the 9 Recce and Observation Flight of the Army Aviation Corps are to be deployed in Congo as part of the UN Peace Keeping Force. Eastern Command...
  • Indian peacekeeper killed in Sudan January 27, 2007

    New Delhi: An Indian UN peacekeeper was killed in southern Sudan and two wounded on Friday, the United Nations said. The peacekeeping team came under fire from unidentified assailants while escorting a demining team near the southern Sudanese town of Magwe. United Nations SecretaryGeneral Ban Kimoon has condemned killing of the...
  • UN takes action against child rapists January 5, 2007

    United Nations: After reports of UN peacekeepers and civilian staff raping and abusing children in southern Sudan were published in The Daily Telegraph of London, four Bangladeshi peacekeepers were sent back home after they were found guilty. The four men have been found guilty of misconduct, including sexual misconduct by...
  • Child rape blot on UN troops in Sudan January 3, 2007

    United Nations: The Daily Telegraph of London reported that UN peacekeepers and civilian staff were raping and abusing children as young as 12 in southern Sudan. The newspaper, in a story posted on its website, said it had gathered accounts from more than 20 young victims in the town of Juba...