Wednesday, July 29, 2009

India contributing more than 8,000 troops to UN

India has contributed 8,607 troops, police and military observers to nine UN Peacekeeping operations this year and has suffered 131 casualties, government today said. Giving the information in the Lok Sabha in response to a written question, External Affairs Minister S M Krishna said India is the third largest such contributor. He said upto 30 June 2009, India suffered 131 casualties in the UN Peacekeeping operations. The minister said in accordance with UN General Assembly resolution 52/177 dated 20 January, 1998, the United Nations pays compensation in case of death and disability during peacekeeping operations.

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