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India's impecable record in UN peacekeeping mission

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  1. vigour

    vigour FULL MEMBER

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    http://www.newsnation.in/article/150411-india-impecable-record-in-un-peace-keeping-mission.html

    India has an impeccable record when it comes to making contributions for peace keeping missions under the UN Flag.


    By News Nation Bureau | Updated On : November 08, 2016 03:15 PM


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    Indian Army at UN peace keeping mission - File Photo

    New Delhi :
    Indian army has an impeccable record when it comes to making contributions for peace keeping missions under the UN Flag. Indian army has been second to none in contributing troops to disturbed area or regions in the world which are affected by internal conflict, civil war or armed rebellion by local militia or guerrilla outfits.

    India has been the largest troop contributor to UN missions since its inception. So far India has taken part in 43 Peacekeeping missions with a total contribution exceeding 180,000 troops and a significant number of police personnel having been deployed.

    As per the latest peace keeping records instated in the United States, India has a total contribution of 7471 comprising of 899 policemen, 6507 troops and 65 military experts as part of UN missions as of 31st August 2016.

    Recently Indian Peacekeepers were lauded by the UN for their efforts in preventing a carnage in the South Sudan conflict which resulted in the death of two of its soldiers.

    Here is the roll of honour of the Indian peacekeeping missions in the past and present -

    (a) Korea (1950–54): Paramedical Unit composed of 17 officers, 9 JCOs and 300 other ranks was deployed to facilitate withdrawal of sick and wounded in Korea.

    (b) Indo-China (1954–70): India provided an Infantry Battalion and supporting staff for control of Indo-China, comprising three states of Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos. Tasks included monitoring, ceasefire and repatriation of prisoners of war, among others.

    (c) Middle East (1956–67): India was part of the United Nations Emergency Force (UNEF), where for the first time armed troop contingents were deployed. India's contribution was an infantry battalion and other support elements.

    (d) Congo (1960–64) (ONUC): Two infantry Brigades composed of 467 officers, 401 JCOs and 11354 other ranks participated and conducted operations. A flight of six Canberra bomber aircraft of the IAF also participated in the operations.

    (e) Cambodia (1992-1993): United Nations Transitional Authority in Cambodia was set up to supervise ceasefire, disarm combatants, repatriate refugees and monitor conduct of free and fair elections.

    (f) Mozambique (1992–94) (ONUMOZ): Two Engineer companies, HQ company, logistics company, staff officers and military observers were provided.

    (g) Somalia (1993–94) (UNITAF & UNOSOM II): The Indian Navy and Indian Army took active part in UN Operations. Indian Army deployed a Brigade Group composed of 5000 personnel from all ranks and the navy deployed four battleships.

    (h) Rwanda (1994–96) (UNAMIR): An Infantry Battalion group, a signal company, and engineer company, staff officers and Military Observers were provided. Total of 956 from all ranks took part.

    (i) Angola (1989-1999) (UNAVEM): Besides providing a Deputy Force Commander, an Infantry Battalion group and an engineer company comprising a total of 1014 from all ranks.

    (j) Sierra Leone (1999-2001) (UNAMSIL): Two Infantry Battalion groups, two engineer companies, Quick reaction company, Attack helicopter unit, medical unit and Logistic support in addition to sector HQ and Force Headquarters staff were provided.

    (k) Ethiopia-Eritrea (2006–08) (UNMEE): Indian contribution comprised one infantry battalion group, one construction engineer company and one force reserve company, apart from staffing at various HQs and military observers.
     
  2. BlackOpsIndia

    BlackOpsIndia Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    @Wolfpack here ^^^ is a small list where UN is involved in Africa. You must remember UN is a group of countries, got no army of own for combat and work on consensus otherwise it will look biased. Its hard to take every major country on same page due to various countries vested interests and thereby its area of operation in conflict zones is limited but is very powerful w.r.t trade sanctions.
     
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    venureddy Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    India has always been one of the largest troop contributor to UN mission's. We have contributed some armoured vehicles too.
     
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    Wolfpack Captain FULL MEMBER

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    You also do know that India provides majority of troops in Peacekeeping forces,Do you think India would supply UN with its own troops to be used against them in a Military intervention,Peacekeeping forces were never deployed in big countries as they would meet heavy resistance.While african nations which are in eternal turmoil might find peace under such Peacekeeping force.
    India has the same land mass as whole of EUROPE combined, Sanctions,North Korea could live through sanctions despite being small country,India can do much better given its natural resources and its Technical,Scientific expertise.
     
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  5. BlackOpsIndia

    BlackOpsIndia Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    How so very innocent of you! That was the 5th time I told you UN intervention is not limited to military but seems like you dont read that part :) Even in this very post I told UN got no army of own for combat. If you wont read my replies and put only and only 1 narrative of your's it wont be a discussion but poor waste of time and its disappointing. Regarding Indian troops to UN, Pakistan contribute almost equal or sometimes more troops than India.

    No country can survive sanctions for long period of times. You start feeling heat while standing in ATM queue for 15 minutes, sanctions mean ticket to stone age (no this is not exaggeration). Check out Indian imports before thinking Indian can survive or sustain sanctions from UN unless ofcourse you want to start running bullock cart on 6 lane expressways also dont keep repeating North Korea without reading the condition of common public of that country. A good place to start is https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_rights_in_North_Korea

    Iran is alone fighting against Saudis all over middle east from decades, you cant question their survivability and courage but they too surrendered against UN sanctions and abandoned the Nuclear program. North Korea too will surrender the day Kim Jong Un feels the heat, but dictatorship comes with the benefit of butchering anyone you want and live lavishly even when millions sleeping hungry. Thinking India will survive like North Korea is absurdity, read about the very close relatives of Kim Jong Un, what he did to them still you wish that life just prove that you can be ISIS style barbarian/strong!!! Come on man, this is becoming frivlous, lets rest this. I yield, UN cant do a thing and mighty India can bulldoze everyone in world once we get a leadership that makes us not so moral. Jai Hind.
     
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    Wolfpack Captain FULL MEMBER

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    Yes i know that part, that is why i emphasize UN is just a paper tiger when it comes to big countries or countries which defy it.
    Oh please, again reading the Human rights charter about North Korea. From what i see North Korea is sitting pretty on a Nuclear stockpile and daily threatens to use Nukes and UN sanctions or not, are not helping at all.USA now regrets having bumped off Gadaffi and Saddam Hussain and unleashed the terror that is ISIS on the world.Sometimes some figures are essential to keeping a country together from spiralling out into chaos. Like it or not the ISIS style has a shock factor, these are techniques in mob/crowd control. You would run away from a place where there a Murder taking place Yes or no? or will you stand your ground and fight off the perpetrators? It all comes down to "Fight or Flight" of Adrenaline pumping through your body. Those not trained to control this impulse of Adrenaline, run at the first instance,that is more than 95% of the population.

    You think that India which withstood sanctions post Pokhran -2 Cannot function now given its land mass and technical expertise?
     
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    Are you kidding me? Sanctions of Pokhran-2!

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    Wolfpack Captain FULL MEMBER

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    So you agree,the world needs India,that is why it lifted the sanctions. There is another factor involved the Missionary factor,dumping sanctions on India during a NDA Regime would hardly favor Missionary work.We are after all the unconquered bastion of Pagans left in this world after all.
     

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