India is ready to deploy an all-woman platoon of peacekeepers as part of a battalion to the United Nations Interim Safety Pressure in Abyei (on the border between South Sudan and Sudan), which will likely be India’s largest single unit of girls peacekeepers in a U.N. mission because the deployment of the first-ever all girls’s contingent in Liberia in 2007, based on India’s Everlasting Mission to the United Nations in New York.
India is among the largest troop-contributing nations to the U.N. peacekeeping missions.
“Proud to see this. India has a practice of lively participation in U.N. peacekeeping missions. The participation by our Nari Shakti is much more gladdening,” Prime Minister Narendra Modi stated on Twitter.
The Indian contingent, comprising of two officers and 25 different ranks, will kind a part of an engagement platoon and concentrate on neighborhood outreach, although they are going to be performing intensive security-related duties as properly, the Indian mission stated in an announcement. “Their presence will likely be particularly welcome in Abyei, the place a latest spurt in violence has triggered a spate of difficult humanitarian considerations for girls and youngsters within the battle zone,” the assertion added.
The workforce will present reduction and help to girls and youngsters in one of the vital difficult terrain circumstances beneath the U.N. flag, the Indian Military stated on social media.
Ladies peacekeepers are extremely regarded in peacekeeping missions all through the world for his or her capacity to succeed in out and join with girls and youngsters in native populations, particularly victims of sexual violence in battle zones, the assertion stated.