UN hails Indian peacekeeping troops contribution

January 29th, 2008 - 5:11 pm ICT by admin  

New Delhi, Jan 29 (ANI): The United Nations Assistant Secretary General for Mission Support in the peacekeeping operations department, Jane Holl Lute, who is here on a visit, on Tuesday appreciated the role played by the Indian peacekeepers in various parts of the world.
During her meeting with the Defence Secretary Vijay Singh, Lute urged New Delhi to take part in the Contingent Owned Equipment (COE) Manual Review Exercise scheduled to be held at New York from February 4 to 22.
Assuring Lute about New Delhis participation in the review meetings, Singh reiterated Indias commitment for the UN Peacekeeping operations.
Lute was also given an overview of the experiences of the just-returned Indian contingent of peacekeepers, especially those relating to logistic and operational aspects.
The Army Headquarters gave a presentation on the various Commandments given to the Indian peacekeepers such as respect for cultural ethos of the country where they are deployed and zero-tolerance for human rights violations.
On Monday, she visited the Para Brigade at Agra and the South-Western Army Command Headquarters at Jaipur.
During her meeting with Vijay Singh, Lute was accompanied by UN Messenger of Peace George Clooney.
Lute had recently visited Congo, where she had seen the Indian peacekeepers in action. (ANI)

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