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QUESTION NO.4340 CONTRIBUTION TO UN PEACE KEEPING MISSIONS

April 05, 2018

RAJYA SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO.4340
TO BE ANSWERED ON 05.04.2018

CONTRIBUTION TO UN PEACE KEEPING MISSIONS

4340. SHRIMATI SASIKALA PUSHPA:

Will the Minister of EXTERNAL AFFAIRS be pleased to state:

(a) whether it is a fact that Government has enhanced its contribution of forces to UN Peace Keeping Missions;

(b) if so, the details thereof;

(c) whether Government has given any such commitment to United Nations Organisations (UNO); and

(d) if so, the details thereof?

ANSWER
THE MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
[GEN. (DR) V.K. SINGH (RETD)]


(a) to (d) India is one of the largest cumulative contributor of UN Peacekeeping personnel in the world. According to United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations, as on 28th February 2018, a total of approximately 6,712 Indian peacekeeping personnel are deployed in 9 UN peacekeeping missions including MONUSCO (Democratic Republic of the Congo), UNMISS (South Sudan), UNIFIL (Lebanon), MINUJUSTH (Haiti), UNDOF (Golan Heights), UNFICYP (Cyprus), UNISFA (Abyei), MINURSO (Western Sahara) and UNTSO (Middle East). The professionalism and dedication of our peacekeepers have been highly appreciated internationally.

India stands committed to continue contributing to UN peace keeping missions for the maintenance of international peace and security.

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