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Pakistan second-largest troop contributor to UN


June 3rd, 2012 - 4:16 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 3 (IANS) Pakistan remains the second-largest contributor of troops in UN peacekeeping activities, the Pakistani military said Sunday. Bangladesh is the biggest contributor and India is third after ... Read more...

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Three killed Indian peacekeepers to be honoured


May 25th, 2012 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
New York, May 27 (IANS) Three Indians who were killed during UN peacekeeping operations will be among over 100 security personnel to be honoured at a ceremony at the UN ... Read more...

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India seeks its rightful role on world stage: Envoy


May 19th, 2012 - 10:39 am ICT by IANS
Dallas, Texas, May 19 (IANS) Noting that India is acting as a responsible stakeholder in the international system, New Delhi's UN envoy has a made a strong case for a ... Read more...

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Indian peacekeepers honoured in Haiti


May 11th, 2012 - 12:34 pm ICT by IANS
New York, May 11 (IANS) As many as 158 Indian peacekeepers have been honoured for their service in Haiti where they conducted regular patrols, secured election materials and helped with ... Read more...

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US troops to celebrate Holi with Indian Army


February 27th, 2012 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) A group of 200 US army troops will get a taste and a feel of Holi, the Indian festival of colours, even as they test ... Read more...

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Security Council adopts statement on women in peace process


October 29th, 2011 - 1:10 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Oct 28 (IANS) The UN Security Council Friday adopted a presidential statement calling on the full participation of women in all stages of the peace process as they ... Read more...

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Krishna in Tokyo for strategic talks, Antony on the way


October 28th, 2011 - 11:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 28 (IANS) With China keeping a watchful eye, India and Japan are set to ramp up their bilateral ties as a strategic dialogue gets going in Tokyo ... Read more...

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India offers to strengthen Kyrgyz armed forces


September 9th, 2011 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 9 (IANS) India Friday assured Kyrgyzstan of its support in strengthening its defence and security apparatus.The assurance was given by Indian Defence Minister A.K. Antony to his ... Read more...

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India highlights ’severe mismatch’ in UN peacekeeping


August 27th, 2011 - 11:53 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Aug 27 (IANS) The UN Security Council has reaffirmed its primary responsibility for peacekeeping under the UN Charter with India highlighting the "severe mismatch" between the resources and ... Read more...

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UN to review peacekeeping, India presses for more funds


August 16th, 2011 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) India, one of the largest contributors to UN peacekeeping operations, has pressed for more financing and greater innovation in deploying troops in the conflict zones ... Read more...

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India to train Kyrghyz peacekeepers for UN missions


July 5th, 2011 - 5:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) In a bid to enhance its military-to-military relations, India has offered to assist Kyrghyzstan in a wide range of areas -- particularly training in UN ... Read more...

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Pakistani speaker role model for women: UN chief


May 14th, 2011 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 14 (IANS) UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has lauded the role played by Pakistan's National Assembly Speaker Fehmida Mirza for numerous initiatives towards empowerment of women, and said ... Read more...

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Nepal teenager’s murder goes unpunished even after 7 years


February 17th, 2011 - 4:01 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Feb 17 (IANS) Rights organisations in Nepal and abroad Thursday urged the new government of Nepal to bring to justice the army officers and soldiers responsible for the torture ... Read more...

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After raid, Dabur Nepal chief summoned for questioning


December 29th, 2010 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Dec 29 (IANS) A state vigilance agency that raided Indian multinational Dabur India's independent group company in Nepal, following complaints of irregularity, has now summoned the chief of the ... Read more...

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Court focuses on man who had brawl with Nepal’ ex-crown prince


December 28th, 2010 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Dec 28 (IANS) While Nepal's deposed crown prince Paras Bir Bikram Shah was turned into a hero by his supporters and released on bail after a drunken brawl in ... Read more...

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Indian army chief discusses cross-border terror with Nepal (Lead)


December 20th, 2010 - 8:47 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Dec 20 (IANS) With growing cross-border terror activities one of India's major security concerns, Indian Army chief Gen Vijay Kumar Singh discussed security issues with high officials of the Nepal ... Read more...

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India, Vietnam plan joint army training


October 13th, 2010 - 4:22 pm ICT by IANS
Hanoi, Oct 13 (IANS) India Wednesday announced a slew of measures to expand its defence ties with Vietnam, including joint training of armies and support to strengthen and upgrade the capabilities of ... Read more...

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India to help Vietnam enhance, upgrade its armed forces


October 13th, 2010 - 11:43 am ICT by ANI
Hanoi, Oct 13 (ANI): To further boost India's Look East Policy, Defence Minister AK Antony said that New Delhi will provide support to Vietnam to enhance and upgrade the capabilities of its ... Read more...

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Dhaka not to send troops to Afghanistan


October 4th, 2010 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Oct 4 (IANS) Bangladesh has said it will not send its troops to war-ravaged Afghanistan despite a request from the US.Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said that her government ... Read more...

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Three Indian peacekeepers killed, seven hurt in Congo (Lead)


August 18th, 2010 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Three Indian soldiers serving with the UN peacekeeping force in the Congo were killed and seven injured when their camp was ambushed by rebels early Wednesday, the ... Read more...

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Indian Air Force to fire on Naxals, if attacked


August 12th, 2010 - 6:59 pm ICT by ANI
By Praful Kumar SinghNew Delhi, Aug 12 (ANI): The Indian Air Force (IAF) can fire in self-defence if its helicopters engaged on logistical missions in Maoists infested areas are attacked, according ... Read more...

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‘IAF can fire in self-defence during anti-Maoist operations’


August 12th, 2010 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) Even as the debate rages on the deployment of the armed forces in anti-Maoist operations, the Indian Air Force (IAF) has been given permission to fire ... Read more...

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India, Finland to discuss heightened defence cooperation


April 23rd, 2010 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) India and Finland are to discuss heightened defence cooperation during the visit here of the Nordic nation's Defence Minister Jyri Hakamies March 26-30. He will be accompanied by ... Read more...

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‘US hopes to find more common ground with growing world power India’


March 6th, 2010 - 11:06 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, March 6 (IANS) With national interests converging, the US hopes to find more common ground with India, a growing world power that has a significant role to play on ... Read more...

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United Nations officials urge consideration of exit strategy in peacekeeping operations


February 13th, 2010 - 4:28 am ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) -- United Nations officials on Friday stressed the need to consider the exit strategy of a peacekeeping operation, ensuring that a mission will result in lasting peace and ... Read more...

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Seven UN peacekeepers, 28 UN civilians killed in 2009


January 6th, 2010 - 10:52 am ICT by IANS
New York, Jan 6 (DPA) Seven troopers serving in UN peacekeeping operations and at least 28 civilians were killed in 2009 as a result of violent acts, the UN Staff Union said. Six ... Read more...

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US to give crucial information on Headley-Rana accomplice’s 26/11 role to India


November 22nd, 2009 - 12:15 am ICT by ANI
By Smita PrakashGeneva, Nov.21 (ANI): The United States has agreed to give Indiacrucial information regarding the involvement of one accomplice ofterror suspects Tahawwur Hussain Rana and David Coleman Headley inconnection with the ... Read more...

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India seeks greater role for women in UN peacekeeping


October 6th, 2009 - 10:10 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Oct 6 (IANS) India has sought more representation of women in high decision-making positions at the UN saying greater participation of women in areas of conflict prevention was particularly necessary ... Read more...

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Japan urged to play bigger role in UN peacekeeping


February 17th, 2009 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, Feb 17 (Xinhua) Visiting US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Tuesday called on Japan to play a bigger role in the UN peacekeeping operations, the official Kyodo news agency reported. During ... Read more...

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India sends peacekeeping troops to Lebanon


January 19th, 2009 - 5:33 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 19 (ANI): A unit of the Army contingent left on UN peace keeping mission to Lebanon from here on Monday. Third largest contributor to UN peacekeeping operations, India ... Read more...

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UN chief calls India ‘an enduring partner,’ pushes reforms (Lead)


October 31st, 2008 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 31 (IANS) In a boost to India's case for a seat in the Security Council, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon Friday termed New Delhi “an enduring partner in facing ... Read more...

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Secretary general underlines commitment to UN reforms


October 31st, 2008 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 31 (IANS) Lauding India as a leading voice in the developing world and a growing economic power, UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon Friday underlined his commitment to the UN ... Read more...

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India to take up UN reforms with Ban Thursday


October 29th, 2008 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 29 (IANS) India will make a renewed pitch for an expansion of the Security Council and a seat on the high table on the global body when UN Secretary-General ... Read more...

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Nobel Peace Prize for Finnish statesman Martti Ahtisaari


October 10th, 2008 - 4:41 pm ICT by IANS
Oslo, Oct 10 (IANS) Former Finnish president Martti Ahtisaari, who has played a major role in UN peacekeeping operations for over three decades, was Friday awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for 2008. In ... Read more...

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Prachanda meets Ban Ki-moon


September 28th, 2008 - 2:39 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Sept 28 (ANI): Nepal Prime Minister Prachanda met Secretary General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon at the UN Headquarters here on Saturday. According to the Permanent Mission of ... Read more...

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